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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 Plaza

The new Dilworth Park is now open and there are still opportunities for you to support this remarkable transformation now!

VIDEO: Dilworth Park - The "People's Park"»Schedule of events you can enjoy at Dilworth Park»Donate Now»


Visit the new online source for information and events from Sister Cities Park, John F. Collins Park, Cret Park and the soon-to-be-completed Dilworth Park.CCDParks.org »


September 7-12 & 14-19. $35 for a three-course dinner or $20 for a three-course lunch, plus discounted parking at participating garages. See who's participating!Learn More »


Now available- the 2014 edition of our
State of Center City
report, measuring the progress of Philadelphia's downtown and offering recommendations for its future. Download or read »

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

The Downtown Rebirth report features an analysis of downtowns and employment centers in America’s 150 largest cities for jobs. To learn more, visit the report's website.

DefiningDowntown.org »

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 »

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

September 16 | Presentations on the future of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway-
• Paul Levy [PDF 28.2 MB]
• Gail Harrity [PDF 6.4 MB]
• Siobhan Reardon [PDF 1.9 MB]

September 10 | Growth in Outdoor Cafes Makes Downtown Lively

September 6 | Dilworth Park, transformed into a beckoning public realm, officially opens, The Inquirer

September 4 | The All-New Dilworth Park Opens to the Public

September 4 | History on Display at Dilworth Park

August 25 | Fall Family Fun Days Return for Another Season at Sister Cities Park

August 19 | Center City News Update

August 5 | Center City News Update

July 23 | Abe Fisher, Bank & Bourbon, and Chops Join the Ranks for Center City District Restaurant Week this September

July 17 | PECO’s Romulo L. Diaz Jr. Named to Center City District Board

July 11 | FYI Philly visits Sister Cities Park

June 18 | Sister Cities Park Honored With Inaugural Rouse Award

June 10 | New Center City Demographics:
The Upside for Retail Leasing & Development [PDF 9.3 MB]
, CPDC Meeting

April 30 | Paul Levy: 21st Century Center City, Inquirer

April 29 | Eight Takeaways for Philly Urbanists in the State of Center City Report, This Old City

April 25 | Millennials driving new types of space [PDF 3.1 MB], Philadelphia Business Journal

April 24 | The State of Center City 2014: Fine, save for that jobs part, PhillyLiving.com

April 8 | Interview with Paul Levy at Philadelphia magazine

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