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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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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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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Explore Center City

CCD Restaurant Week

CCD Restaurant Week returns September 12-24, 2022. Your favorite Center City restaurants will offer multi-course prix fixe lunches for $25 and dinners for $40 to enjoy at the restaurant or to take home.

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Explore Center City

Dinner and a Show

This new promotion offers discounted tickets to some of the city’s most beloved arts and culture venues. Theatergoers have the opportunity to purchase reduced price admission to performances hosted at the Kimmel Cultural Campus, along with select venues along the Avenue of the Arts.

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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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