Programming & Benefits
CPDC membership provides exclusive access to programming and networking opportunities to expand your business in Center City Philadelphia.
Members enhance the competitiveness of Center City through programming, planning and civic engagement.
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.Learn More
As fall begins, Philadelphia has continued its slow, steady but uneven employment recovery. Jobs that can be performed remotely declined less during the pandemic and are rebounding faster. Those jobs that require face-to-face interaction with customers were affected most. So long as other workers remain remote, and so long as the Delta variant remains a challenge, making the unvaccinated and the rest of us vulnerable, recovery will be hampered.
State of Center City 2021: Restoring, Returning, Reanimating, is a comprehensive overview of marketplace conditions in Philadelphia at the end of 2020. It provides detailed profiles of the diverse employment sectors that comprise the downtown economy, highlighting strengths and challenges as we entered 2021. It includes information on housing and transportation trends and serves as a report on CCD operations and their impact in the last year.
This is a transformational moment for Philadelphia, when investments in economic development funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) can be combined with the long-recommended changes to Philadelphia's tax structure to prompt faster and more equitable citywide job growth.
On Friday, June 25, 2021, CPDC hosted a virtual membership meeting to review monthly transit, parking and pedestrian trends. Transportation leaders discussed how SEPTA is preparing for the return of office workers and the City is looking to balance the competing uses on Center City streets and avoid a return of traffic congestion.Read More
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.
Demand for Center City retail has been built upon a diversified base of office, education and health care workers, a large and growing downtown population and an expanding number of tourists and convention attendees. At the center of the region’s highway and transit system, Center City is the most concentrated employment node in the region, hosting 42% of Philadelphia’s jobs, creating opportunity for residents of all city neighborhoods and surrounding counties.