Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Best City to Live and Work

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  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (JOBS) has come a long way since the steel factories closed – today's revitalized Pittsburgh is a trendy urban playground.

    With 29 colleges and universities, including the famous University of Pittsburgh and the elite Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh has the dynamism and vitality that young intellectuals bring. You'll find a lively arts scene led by three major theaters, the Benedum Center, Heinz Hall, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Of course, the most interesting art can usually be found in the independent venues and galleries outside of the mainstream entertainment districts. In Pittsburgh, East Carson Street in the city's South Side is the place to find local galleries and up-and-coming musicians in the hot bar-and-club scene.

    South Side is definitely one of the more interesting neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. As the city's former industrial heart, the area is rich in history. You'll find beautifully restored Victorian homes, a vibrant commercial district, and the two remaining inclines (or funiculars) in the city. Pittsburgh is a city of hills, and it traditionally depended on a network of these inclines to take people up and down. Riding these cars offers a wonderful panoramic view of the city. South Side is also home to Station Square, a hip shopping and entertainment complex located in a stunning historic building.

    Other areas of Pittsburgh also have distinct charms. Eastern Pittsburgh is the city's multicultural center, where you'll find cafés, shops, and restaurants that cater to almost every ethnic taste. The area is also home to Pittsburgh's hospital alley. For upscale living, check out northern Pittsburgh. With a large historic district, you'll find quiet tree-lined streets, grand mansions dating back to the 19th century, and inviting public spaces such as Riverview Park. The north end is also about arts: it features a unique art gallery, the Mattress Factory, which showcases works by artists in residence.

    Besides trendy urban living, Pittsburgh is a classic sports town. With the NFL's Steelers, the NHL's Penguins, and MLB's Pirates, you'll find plenty to get you into the spirit of this lively city.

    Philadelphia is a great place for the biosciences. The state has world class research institutions, new life-science companies, and an established pharmaceutical industry. Within this diverse location, you will find companies such as URL Pharma, Bio-Imaging Technologies, Inc., Omnicare Clinical Research, Genaera Corporation, PolyMedix Inc., Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (Pennsylvania) , Orthovita Inc., and Cephalon Inc..

    The state of Philadelphia also offers a host of resources to unify the biotech community. The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance biotechnology in the surrounding area and build relationships between nonprofit scientists and their commercial colleagues.

    BioAdvance provides funding to startup life sciences companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a $20 million fund.

    Pennsylvania Bio is another organization through which various research organizations and companies can find a unique community where they can interact, showcase new ideas and discoveries. BioSpace.com and Pennsylvania Bio have worked together to create a new Career Center for the Bioscience Industry. Click here to go to the Career Center.

    For more information about opportunities in Philadelphia, visit the BioSpace Pharm Country™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in Philadelphia and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

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