Research & Reports

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

Housing

Greater Center City Housing 2020

Greater Center City Housing 2020: Strong Fundamentals (Interrupted) describes market conditions prior to the current crisis. The report benchmarks trends at the end of 2019. Many things have changed. Greater Center City and all of Philadelphia will rebound because underlying fundamentals remain strong. When recovery comes, we will build on these strengths, but still must address our challenges.

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City Budget

Investing the Proceeds of Growth

CCD, CPDC report suggests that Philadelphia should increase its commitment to quality of life investments and resume its prior commitments to tax reduction, in order to retain and attract residents and businesses and spur widespread and inclusive private-sector job growth.

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Employment

Growing More Family Sustaining Jobs in Philadelphia

After decades of job loss, Philadelphia has enjoyed nine straight years of job growth that accelerated in 2014. Despite the recent upturn however, the city has rebounded more slowly than most peer cities.

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Research Reports & Publications