Posts Categorized: Business

Beyond Steel: The History of Pittsburgh Business

Pittsburgh has been affectionately called “The Steel City” for its prominent role in the Industrial Revolution and its key contributions to America’s rise in global business. In many ways, the growth of the U.S. economy can be examined by focusing on the history of Pittsburgh business. Before, during and after the steel boom, Pittsburgh has… Read more »

How Social Media and Advertising Came Together to Monetize the Online Experience

How Social Media and Advertising Monetize the Online Experience

Facebook reported in its 2014 results that it had surpassed 1.39 billion monthly active users worldwide. When compared to the current world population of 7 billion, that means close to 20 percent of people globally have a Facebook account. Facebook reports that more than 30 billion pieces of content are shared each month. These figures are… Read more »

Driving the Economy: A Breakdown of Regional Economics in the United States [Infographic]

Regional economics in the United States

The American economy produces the world’s second largest gross domestic product (GDP), an aggregate measure of economic production. From agriculture to health care, industries span the nation. Each region of the country, however, has unique claims to particular sectors. This infographic takes an in-depth look at regional economies, including what industries they specialize in.