Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Will PUMP You Up

Jim Russell made a note about PUMP on his blog and it got me in the mood to chat about it. If you don't know about the Pittsburgh Urban Magnate Project (PUMP) read about it here. Russell points out that PUMP claims 30+% of its members claim that PUMP is one of the reasons they are still in the burgh. I have a bit of a hard time believing that its that high, however I imagine between the Pittsburgh Sports League (a PUMP initiative), the PUMP social activities and the policy changes PUMP has saught more then a couple young Burghers are here because of PUMP.

Even if you find the numbers hard to believe, these are Burghers who are DOING something. They are getting out there and finding ways to make Pittsburgh more attractive for the people who will carry it in to the second half of the 21st Century. So go on, join us. Even if you're not going to be that active, buy a $20 membership (the weekly newsletters are worth that).

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