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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