About Center City District
Center City District has helped transform downtown Philadelphia with a simple but ambitious mission to make the downtown clean, safe and attractive for people to work, live and enjoy.
The CCD is currently hiring Community Service Representatives (CSRs). CSRs function as walking goodwill and public safety ambassadors. Be a part of the exciting environment of Center City and support the recovery of Philadelphia's economy. To learn more, watch the CSR video and apply to be a CSR today!
This CCD and CPDC monthly report documents how the pandemic negatively affected most sectors in the city with the greatest job losses in hotels, restaurants, bars, specialty retail, airlines, arts and entertainment. The ramping up of vaccinations is laying the foundation for recovery for Philadelphia’s economy and for the vitality of Center City.
This new CCD/CPDC report examines the current state of the downtown restaurant and retail sectors. Using pedestrian, transit and parking occupancy counts and detailed visual surveys of almost 2,000 retail premises, conducted by CCD staff, the report provides a close-up look at business conditions, supplemented with information from the commercial office sector, employment trends, housing market data and ecommerce trends.
Greater Center City housing markets showed extraordinary resilience in the last year. While the pandemic impaired many parts of Philadelphia’s economy, the housing sector recovered quickly citywide, buoyed by historically low interest rates and continued interest in city living.Read More
Center City is ready when you are: Businesses throughout the downtown are following CDC and local guidelines to reopen with care. There are a range of resources that can help you navigate these challenging times while enjoying the unique amenities our downtown offers.
In October, CPDC surveyed its members and Board members of the CCD to determine what percent of their employees were currently working in the office downtown, the expected timetable for the majority to return, the most important factors that needed to be addressed to facilitate a return to the office, and the biggest advantages of a safe return.
This CCD, CPDC report suggests that Philadelphia should increase its commitment to quality of life investments and resume its prior commitments to tax reduction, in order to retain and attract residents and businesses and spur widespread and inclusive private-sector job growth.
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.Learn More