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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 »

Support the Rail Park

This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Center City District and the 60th anniversary of Central Philadelphia Development Corporation. We thank everyone who has contributed to Center City’s success. On May 5th the Center City District Foundation is holding a fundraiser in Dilworth Park so we can do even more. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are now available for this event.Learn More About Our Anniversary»Purchase Tickets, a Table or Become a Sponsor»

Become a part of Philadelphia's success. Make a donation today to support projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in Philadelphia.see all giving opportinities»

State of Center City

The State of Center City report measures the progress of Philadelphia's downtown and offers recommendations for its future.

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The CCD manages four parks in the heart of Center City- Dilworth Park, Sister Cities Park, John F. Collins Park and Cret Park.Learn More about CCD Parks»Plan your event in a CCD Park»

Support the Rail Park

Fundraising for the construction phase of the Viaduct Rail Park is underway. Find out more about this transformative project and how you can make it a reality.learn more»


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 »


Center City District Sips returns this summer! Every Wednesday from June 1 - September 28 enjoy $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers at bars and restaurants all over Center City.Learn More»

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 28 | Report Notes Impressive Growth in Center City; Highlights Challenges to be Resolved
April 28 | Commentary: Use Phila.'s strengths to promote further growth, Inquirer
April 28 | Takeaways from the 2016 State of Center City report, PlanPhilly
April 28 | Presentations on
State of Center City -
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 25.6 MB]
• Peter Tyson, CBRE [PDF 56 KB]

April 19 | Center City News Update

April 5 | Center City News Update

April 5 | Get Informed and in Shape at Dilworth Park - Spring Training Program, presented by Rothman Institute

March 22 | CCD Honors Employees at 25th Anniversary Awards Luncheon | CCD Timeline

February 26 | Kenney, state lawmakers call for property, wage tax changes, Philadelphia Business Journal

February 26 | Kenney, legislators, union leaders back city-tax reform plan, Philadelphia Inquirer

February 23 | Center City News Update

February 18 | Center City Housing Market Still Strong, But…, Philadelphia Magazine

February 18 | Center City housing construction meeting demand, but challenges loom, PlanPhilly

February 16 | New Report Tracks Housing Production and Population Trends in Center City

December 15 | Forecasts for 2016 -
• Joseph Pasquarella, Integra Realty Resources [PDF 4 MB]
• Julie Coker Graham, PHLCVB [PDF 7.6 MB]

September 29 | Presentations on coworking-
• Lauren Gilchrist, JLL [PDF 653 KB]
• Peter Soens, SSH Real Estate [PDF 1.5 MB]
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 5.3 MB]

September 9 | First of Four Monumental Portal Gates Installed at City Hall

June 9 | The Viaduct Rail Park presentations-
• Adam Ganser, Friends of the High Line
[PDF 32 MB]
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 9.5 MB]
• Michael Garden, Friends of the Rail Park
[PDF 5 MB]

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