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Whether you operate a small retail shop or direct a multinational corporation, Center City Philadelphia is a safe, clean and business-friendly setting for you to conduct commerce.

Through its on-street operations and beautification efforts, the Center City District (CCD) strives to ensure that you, your employees, customers and clients enjoy a great downtown work environment.

The Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) conducts research and planning initiatives aimed at supporting the downtown business environment.

Let us know if you are interested in starting, expanding or relocating a business in Center City. We are ready to help with information and referrals.

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Visit PhiladelphiaRetail.com for all of your retail business needs. Find available space, get the latest demographic information, permitting information- everything you need to start your business in Center City.

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