We're Number 19

In yet another of the seemingly endless parade of rankings of cities and metropolitan areas, Pittsburgh apparently ranks number 19 overall in rankings published by something called the National Policy Research Council, or NPRC.

According to the P-G, "In specific categories, Pittsburgh ranked 12th for business climate, 13th for public safety, 17th for infrastructure and quality of life, 22nd for economic dynamism and 33rd for environment."

Despite the official-sounding name, the "NPRC" is just another think tank that has a product to sell--itself. On the site where the "Gold Guide" with its rankings is available for sale, one of the prominent blurbs touting its wisdom comes from the Denver Post. To wit: "A veritable mother of all rankings . . . A master list of the bluebloods of civic achievement." Surprised? Denver is number 1 on the NPRC list.


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