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Big or small, office or retail, learn why Center City Philadelphia is the right location for your business! Learn More »

Why Center City?

Whether you direct a large professional services firm, operate a small retail shop, are looking to start a business, develop a project or live here, Philadelphia is a remarkably attractive and competitive place.Learn More »

Research & Reports



Center City Philadelphia offers the cosmopolitan amenities of the world's greatest cities in a compact and walkable downtown that's fun to visit and a great place to live! Learn More »

On May 5th we celebrated our anniversaries with a fundraiser to benefit the Center City District Foundation (CCDF).View Event Sponsors»Learn more about CCDF»

25th/60th Anniversary

Center City District: 25 years of success; more to come. Watch the anniversary video created by Urban Engineers.

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Become a part of Philadelphia's success. Make a donation today to support projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in Philadelphia.see all giving opportinities»

State of Center City

The State of Center City report measures the progress of Philadelphia's downtown and offers recommendations for its future.

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The CCD manages four parks in the heart of Center City- Dilworth Park, Sister Cities Park, John F. Collins Park and Cret Park.Learn More about CCD Parks»Plan your event in a CCD Park»

Support the Rail Park

Fundraising for the construction phase of the Viaduct Rail Park is underway. Find out more about this transformative project and how you can make it a reality.learn more»


Business, real estate and labor leaders have come together to foster the growth of 50,000 to 100,000 jobs in Philadelphia over the next 10 years. Find out more about the Philadelphia Growth Coalition's bold plan for the future.philadelphiagrowthcoalition.com »


Center City District Sips returns this summer! Every Wednesday from June 1 - September 28 enjoy $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers at bars and restaurants all over Center City.Learn More»

About Us

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation are business-led organizations that work together to enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. Learn More »

What We Do

Our mission is to keep Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, an easy place to get around and a great place to do business, visit or live.Learn More »

CCD News

June 21 | Winners Selected for July's Political Moviefest in Dilworth Park!
June 20 | Beach-Themed CCD Sips to Celebrate Grand Opening of Dilworth Park Café & Air Grille
June 15 | Taylor Tax Reform Bill Passes House Finance Committee
June 14 | Center City News Update
June 3 | Paul R. Levy testimony on Tax Reform [PDF | 9.8 MB]
May 27 | Free Events Continue at Dilworth Park Including PNC Presents Live @ Lunch
May 26 | Center City District and 2 Gingers Partner for Sips
May 6 | Center City District Foundation Expands; Creates New Board
April 28 | Report Notes Impressive Growth in Center City; Highlights Challenges to be Resolved
April 28 | Commentary: Use Phila.'s strengths to promote further growth, Inquirer
April 28 | Takeaways from the 2016 State of Center City report, PlanPhilly
April 28 | Presentations on
State of Center City -
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 25.6 MB]
• Peter Tyson, CBRE [PDF 56 KB]
April 5 | Get Informed and in Shape at Dilworth Park - Spring Training Program, presented by Rothman Institute
March 22 | CCD Honors Employees at 25th Anniversary Awards Luncheon | CCD Timeline
February 26 | Kenney, state lawmakers call for property, wage tax changes, Philadelphia Business Journal
February 26 | Kenney, legislators, union leaders back city-tax reform plan, Philadelphia Inquirer
February 16 | New Report Tracks Housing Production and Population Trends in Center City
December 15 | Forecasts for 2016 -
• Joseph Pasquarella, Integra Realty Resources [PDF 4 MB]
• Julie Coker Graham, PHLCVB [PDF 7.6 MB]
September 29 | Presentations on coworking-
• Lauren Gilchrist, JLL [PDF 653 KB]
• Peter Soens, SSH Real Estate [PDF 1.5 MB]
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 5.3 MB]
June 9 | The Viaduct Rail Park presentations-
• Adam Ganser, Friends of the High Line
[PDF 32 MB]
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 9.5 MB]
• Michael Garden, Friends of the Rail Park
[PDF 5 MB]
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