(PITTSBURGH) September 11, 2012 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today proudly announced that Pittsburgh has been recognized as a city where young professionals are happiest. Forbes.com named Pittsburgh one of the country's top 20 cities with the happiest young professionals, factoring in which attributes contribute most to workplace happiness. This latest accolade complements the City's work to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, advance new developments and create jobs.
"Pittsburgh is highly ranked as a great place for seniors, an affordable place to buy a home, and now an exciting city for young professionals," Ravenstahl said. "With initiatives like PowerUp Pittsburgh and new developments like Bakery Square attracting high-tech tenants like Google, we're creating new jobs and providing opportunities for students and young people to establish their careers in Pittsburgh."
More than 38,000 employed young professionals were asked about factors that contribute to workplace happiness, including: work-life balance, growth opportunities, compensation and daily tasks. Read more here.
The most recent census data shows that Pittsburgh's median age has dropped over the last decade to age 33. Recently, Recently, Forbes also named Pittsburgh one of "25 Best Places to Retire in 2012", and 24/7 Wall Street deemed Pittsburgh one of 10 Best Cities for Millennials (aged 19-29).
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