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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 Plaza

The new Dilworth Plaza will open this September, but there are still opportunities for you to support this remarkable transformation now!

Learn more from local leaders supporting the project»Donate Now»NOTICE: Dilworth Plaza construction alerts »


Coming May 3- the Sister Cities Park International Festival presented by TD Bank! It's a celebration of Philadelphia's international sister cities, with music, food and more.Learn More »


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. Download or read »

Parents- kidsincentercity.com has been redesigned. It's your place for family-friendly events, school information and articles by parents like you! Check it out today.KidsInCenterCity.com »


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 »

Downtown Rebirth

The Downtown Rebirth report features an analysis of downtowns and employment centers in America’s 150 largest cities for jobs. To learn more, visit the report's website.

DefiningDowntown.org »

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 »

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 22 | National Brands Rep a Mere 21% of Philly's Center City Retailers, Racked

April 15 | Center City News Update

April 8 | Interview with Paul Levy at Philadelphia magazine

April 7 | May 3: Sister Cities Park International Festival, Presented by TD Bank with Fun from Around the World!

April 7 | Request for Qualifications: Dilworth Plaza Art Installation

April 5 | Celebrate Spring and Easter Sunday at Sister Cities Park!

March 20 | Center City housing boom has legs, CCD report says, Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

March 19 | Is Center City's apartment market being over built? Philadelphia Business Journal

March 19 | Center City Housing Market Surges Out of Recession

March 18 | Request for Proposals: Operation and Management of Digital Signage on Dilworth Plaza

March 13 | Philadelphia's Center City District: Leading the Way for a "Hospitable" City, Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine

March 3 | Request for Qualifications: Luxury Portable Restrooms at Dilworth Plaza

January 13 | On the Ground: Philadelphia Public-private ventures help retail blossom on Walnut Street, Shopping Centers Today

January 9 | Report: Loss of jobs threatens city, region, Inquirer

January 9 | Study: Job growth in Philly lagging behind other Northeast cities | Editorial: Is city working? Daily News

December 6 | Increased Demand for High-End National Retailers in Center City Philadelphia

December 4 | Dilworth Plaza update

November 12 | Job Listing: Park Manager

October 6 | A New Definition of Downtowns and Their Live-Work Connections

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