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Big or small, office or retail, learn why Center City Philadelphia is the right location for your business! Learn More »

Why Center City?

Whether you direct a large professional services firm, operate a small retail shop, are looking to start a business, develop a project or live here, Philadelphia is a remarkably attractive and competitive place.Learn More »

Research & Reports



Center City Philadelphia offers the cosmopolitan amenities of the world's greatest cities in a compact and walkable downtown that's fun to visit and a great place to live! Learn More »

Dilworth Park on the west side of City Hall is the city's lively new centerpiece, a place for residents & visitors alike.DilworthPark.org »

State of Center City

Now available- the 2015 edition of our State of Center City report, measuring the progress of Philadelphia's downtown and offering recommendations for its future.

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Coming back this summer- Center City District Sips! From June 3 - September 2, enjoy great drink and food specials every Wednesday evening, at bars and restaurants across Center City.Learn More »

Philadelphia Retail

Retail opportunities abound in Center City Philadelphia. Come visit our retail website to learn about financial incentives, search for available retail space and see all that Philadelphia has to offer.PhiladelphiaRetail.com »

Parents- kidsincentercity.com is your place for family-friendly events, school information and articles by parents like you! Check it out today.KidsInCenterCity.com »


Downtown Rebirth is an analysis of downtowns and employment centers in America’s 150 largest cities for jobs, with information about job density, city form, and the percentage of Americans who are choosing these live-work environments.definingdowntown.org»


Business, real estate and labor leaders have come together to foster the growth of 50,000 to 100,000 jobs in Philadelphia over the next 10 years. Find out more about the Philadelphia Growth Coalition's bold plan for the future.philadelphiagrowthcoalition.com »


About Us

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation are business-led organizations that work together to enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. Learn More »

What We Do

Our mission is to keep Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, an easy place to get around and a great place to do business, visit or live.Learn More »

CCD News

April 24 | Op-Ed: Want more jobs in Philly? Reform tax structure, Inquirer

April 23 | Phila. business/union coalition: Raise real estate tax, Inquirer

April 22 | Philadelphia Growth Coalition Releases Tax Reform Plan

April 21 | Report highlights positive growth in Center City, Philadelphia Tribune

April 21 | Center City News Update

April 20 | (Greater) Center City's population now second only to Midtown Manhattan's, Inquirer

April 20 | Seven Reasons to Feel Super About Center City, Citified

April 20 | Center City is strong in a lot of things, job growth isn't one of them, Philadelphia Business Journal

April 7 | Center City News Update

April 6 | CCD City Hall Portal Gates presentation [PDF]

March 10 | Get Informed and In Shape at Dilworth Park's Spring Training Program, presented by Rothman Institute

February 27 | Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park Finishes First and Highly Successful Season

February 24 | Center City District trumpets residential growth, Philadelphia Tribune

February 17 | Center City District: Housing boom continues, Inquirer

February 17 | Center Center City District: Surging Philly apartment market fueled by real demand, not a bubble , PlanPhilly

February 17 | New CCD/CPDC Housing Report Shows Vigorous Growth in Center City

December 16 | Presentations on linking Center City and University City-
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 6.2 MB]
• Jeffrey DeVuono, Brandywine Realty Trust [PDF 2.2 MB]
• Keith Orris, Drexel University [PDF 6.2 MB]
• Natalie Shieh, Amtrak [PDF 7 MB]
• Jonathan Stavin, PMC [PDF 7 MB]

November 11 | Moody's assigns Aa2 issuer rating to Center City District [PDF 117 KB]

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