Research & Reports

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

Retail

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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Research & Reports

Philadelphia’s Steady, Uneven Recovery

Philadelphia continues its slow, steady though uneven recovery. By April, payroll employment citywide rose to 95.6% of February 2020 levels, compared to 99.2% in the nation. The lagging pace reflects the slow rebound in leisure and hospitality employment and the ripple effects of remote work on those jobs that rely on the presence of other workers. Still, the unemployment rate continues to decline and the volume of office workers in Center City continues to rise.

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Research Reports & Publications

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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
Pedestrian Count Report - March 2021 April 2, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - February 2021 March 30, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - January 2021 March 24, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - December 2020 February 5, 2021 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - November 2020 December 18, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - October 2020 December 17, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Center City Digest, Winter 2020 December 9, 2020 digest, center city district PDF
The Restaurant and Retail Sector: Sources of Demand December 8, 2020 retail, restaurants PDF
Retail Update: December 2020 December 8, 2020 retail, restaurants, economic recovery No Attachment
Return to Office Survey October 2020 November 12, 2020 office PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - September 2020 October 26, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - August 2020 October 15, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - July 2020 October 14, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - June 2020 October 13, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - May 2020 October 12, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - April 2020 October 9, 2020 retail, pedestrian count PDF