The new Pop City has a feature on "boomerangers," displaced Pittsburghers who have found new homes and careers by returning to Pittsburgh. (The doves at Jim Russell's Return to Pittsburgh are cooing this morning.)

A little over a year ago, at an informal gathering of thought leaders connected to what we then were calling IntoPittsburgh, we identified the same phenomenon but called these folks "Gumbanders," applying a bit of Pittburgh-ese for good measure.


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Pittsblog 2.0 was written by Mike Madison, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, from January 2004 through December 2011.

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