Research & Reports

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation produce a wide range of reports, newsletters and publications to help keep you informed.

CCD/CPDC Annual Report

State of Center City 2022

Does Philadelphia have what it takes to recover? This Center City District/Central Philadelphia Development Corporation report examines Philadelphia’s signs of recovery, and remaining challenges, after two years of profound disruption.

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The Center Holds: Residential Resiliency 2022

For the last two decades, Greater Center City has been the fastest growing residential section of both Philadelphia and the entire region. After a temporary dip in population, the number of downtown residents on sidewalks in Center City had rebounded to 2019 levels by the end of 2021. Rents and home sale prices held up and the number of newly-permitted residential units in both Center City and citywide reached the highest point in decades in 2021.

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Positive Signs of Philadelphia’s Economic Recovery

As Philadelphia marks the two-year anniversary of the mandated citywide COVID-19 shutdown on March 16, 2020, Center City continues to show promising signs of recovery, buoyed by rising numbers of pedestrians who are supporting increases in retail and restaurant sales, local tax revenue, new store openings and downtown vibrancy.

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Research Reports & Publications

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Center City Digest, Spring 2022 April 13, 2022 state of center city PDF
Philadelphia’s Economic Recovery March 15, 2022 economic recovery, employment, jobs, office PDF
Retail Market Update March 14, 2022 retail, research, report PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - February 2022 March 11, 2022 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - January 2022 March 10, 2022 retail, pedestrian count PDF
The Center Holds: Residential Resiliency 2022 February 22, 2022 housing PDF
Remote or In-Office Work? January 2022 Survey Results February 1, 2022 employment, jobs, office PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - December 2021 January 17, 2022 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - November 2021 December 20, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Center City Philadelphia Retail 2021 November 23, 2021 retail PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - October 2021 November 16, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - September 2021 November 15, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Center City Philadelphia Developments: 2021 September 28, 2021 development PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - August 2021 September 27, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - July 2021 August 11, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - June 2021 July 27, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - May 2021 July 26, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - April 2021 July 23, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Center City Digest, June 2021 June 9, 2021 state of center city PDF
A Small Down Payment On Growth June 2, 2021 tax reform PDF