Research & Reports

Firing on All Cylinders

This new CCD/CPDC report, Firing on All Cylinders: Growing Jobs and Small Business by Expanding the Traded Sector, compares Philadelphia to five other urban areas in United States. It documents how Philadelphia lags in firms that sell services nationally and globally, but suggests that if we replicate the success achieved by others, we will grow more family-sustaining jobs and a prosperous network of small, local businesses.

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Research & Reports

Center City Retail Update - June 2022

Center City’s commercial core is experiencing a sustained process of recovery, with new businesses opening and existing retailers moving to new, often larger locations. In the first quarter of 2022, taxable retail sales reached 94% of 2019 levels and restaurant sales reached 74% of 2019 levels.

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Research & Reports

Center City Digest, Spring 2022

This edition of the CCD and CPDC quarterly newsletter includes: CCD President, Paul R. Levy's cover essay, highlighting the importance of accelerating Center City's recovery; CCD 2022 Budget Details, Outreach & Public Safety, Introduces CPDC's new Executive Director, CCD/CPDC Reports and Spring & Summer in Center City.

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Doing Business

Philly Works

When it comes to being a great place to do business and attract talent, Philly works. With a downtown that doesn't stop when the workday ends, Philadelphia offers satisfaction in and out of the office.

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Explore Center City

Center City District SIPS returns this summer!

Beginning June 1, participating locations within the Center City District will offer $6 cocktails, $5 wine and $4 beer every Wednesday after work through August 31. Longtime SIPS partner Beam-Suntory will be highlighting Hornitos Tequila as the featured spirit this year.

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Customer Satisfaction Survey

Tell Us How We Are Doing

Center City District is fully committed to downtown’s recovery. What can we do better or differently? Please let us know by taking a 5-minute survey. You will be entered for a chance to win $250 in restaurant gift cards.

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CCD Parks

CCD Parks - for your next event!

The Center City District manages several beautiful, well-maintained outdoor spaces that are perfect for your next special event, during the day or after-hours. Find out how we can help you host a memorable event in the heart of Philadelphia.

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