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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 »

Dilworth Park on the west side of City Hall is the city's lively new centerpiece, a place for residents & visitors alike.DilworthPark.org »

Downtown Rebirth

Now available- the 2014 edition of our State of Center City report, measuring the progress of Philadelphia's downtown and offering recommendations for its future.

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Take a look at the charming neighborhoods, diverse and affordable housing stock and great amenities that make for one of the highest-quality urban lifestyles in America.Learn More »

Philadelphia Retail

Retail opportunities abound in Center City Philadelphia. Come visit our retail website to learn about financial incentives, search for available retail space and see all that Philadelphia has to offer.PhiladelphiaRetail.com »

Parents- kidsincentercity.com is your place for family-friendly events, school information and articles by parents like you! Check it out today.KidsInCenterCity.com »


Downtown Rebirth is an analysis of downtowns and employment centers in America’s 150 largest cities for jobs, with information about job density, city form, and the percentage of Americans who are choosing these live-work environments.definingdowntown.org»

CPDC Membership

Join the more than 125 companies committed to making Center City Philadelphia a competitive location for established businesses and entrepreneurship through membership in the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation.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

April 7 | Center City News Update

April 6 | CCD City Hall Portal Gates presentation [PDF]

April 1 | Job Posting: Director of Development

March 24 | Center City News Update

March 10 | Get Informed and In Shape at Dilworth Park's Spring Training Program, presented by Rothman Institute

February 27 | Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park Finishes First and Highly Successful Season

February 24 | Center City District trumpets residential growth, Philadelphia Tribune

February 17 | Center City District: Housing boom continues, Inquirer

February 17 | Center City’s Housing Market Is Surging, but for How Long?, Philadelphia

February 17 | Center Center City District: Surging Philly apartment market fueled by real demand, not a bubble , PlanPhilly

February 17 | New CCD/CPDC Housing Report Shows Vigorous Growth in Center City

December 16 | Presentations on linking Center City and University City-
• Paul Levy, CCD/CPDC [PDF 6.2 MB]
• Jeffrey DeVuono, Brandywine Realty Trust [PDF 2.2 MB]
• Keith Orris, Drexel University [PDF 6.2 MB]
• Natalie Shieh, Amtrak [PDF 7 MB]
• Jonathan Stavin, PMC [PDF 7 MB]

December 3 | Center City Retail is Dynamic, Expanding and Diverse

November 12 | CCD & SEPTA Commemorate Dilworth Park Accessibility with New Elevators

November 11 | Moody's assigns Aa2 issuer rating to Center City District [PDF 117 KB]

November 7 | Philadelphia and the CCD profiled in French on Radio Canada

October 27 | Bicycle Commuting Increases Dramatically in Center City

October 24 | Albert M. Greenfield Lawn Opens at Dilworth Park

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