Pittsburgh forges a new future, remaking iconic steel town into a modern innovation factory

Pittsburgh UPMC Enterprises

GeekWire is putting its own HQ2 in Pittsburgh for the month of February 2018 — reporting on the people, technologies and ideas transforming the industrial city into an innovation powerhouse.

GeekWire – Decades before the NBA and Shark Tank, years before making his fortune in tech, Mark Cuban was a kid growing up in Pittsburgh, selling garbage bags to scrounge together enough money for basketball shoes in the working-class industrial city.

Cuban has made it big — and so, too, has his hometown, which is almost unrecognizable to the billionaire entrepreneur.

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