Diversification and density make downtown Philadelphia a thriving business center.
Downtown Philadelphia is a dense and diverse employment center, where 42% of all Philadelphia jobs are concentrated. Center City has more than 305,500 wage and salaried workers, 9,500 freelancers and those compensated as partners, 43 million square feet of commercial office space and 510,000 square feet of coworking space, making it the largest central business district in the region, and the ninth largest in the country.
Diversification is the defining strength of downtown’s economy. Professional, business and financial services, real estate and information – prime office-using industries – provide 40%, 121,300 of down town’s jobs, with education and health services, the largest sector citywide, also strongly represented.
Downtown Philadelphia’s wide range of state-of-the-art office buildings are within quick walking distance of transit stops, parking garages and exceptional restaurants and shopping. Companies downtown benefit from immediate access to clients, city, state and federal agencies, services and courts. As for meeting space, there is no shortage of excellent facilities – with the Pennsylvania Convention Center and dozens of hotels with over 12,280 rooms.