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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 »

State of Center City

Now available- the 2015 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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CCD Parks

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

Support the Rail Park

Help us put the first shovel in the ground this fall by making a generous donation today to support the creation of the Rail Park! Learn More about the Rail Park»Donate Now»

The CCD manages four extraordinary parks in the heart of Center City. Learn More about CCD Parks»Plan your event in a CCD Park»Donate Now»


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: From June 3 - September 2, enjoy great drink and food specials every Wednesday evening, at bars and restaurants across Center City.Learn More »


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»


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 »

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

August 25 | Center City News Update

August 17 | Dog Days at Dilworth Park sponsored by TD Bank Include New "Pooch Patches"

August 11 | Center City News Update

July 7 | Outdoor Garden and Live Music Unveiled at Dilworth Park

June 30 | Coalition aims to improve city's job growth, Philadelphia Tribune

June 22 | New Dates! CCD’s First Ever Summer Restaurant Week!

June 10 | Councilman Squilla announces City giving Rail Park another $1M, PlanPhilly

June 9 | Presentations on the Rail Park-
• 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]

May 18 | Center City District Announces New Partner for Sips

April 30 | Free Summer Events at Sister Cities Park

April 30 | New report: Center City is growing, booming, WPVI

April 28 | Want more jobs in Philly? Reform tax code, Inquirer

April 27 | Lessons for neighborhoods in the State of Center City report, Plan Philly

April 23 | Phila. business/union coalition: Raise real estate tax, Inquirer

April 22 | Philadelphia Growth Coalition Releases Tax Reform Plan

April 21 | Report highlights positive growth in Center City, Philadelphia Tribune

April 20 | (Greater) Center City's population now second only to Midtown Manhattan's, Inquirer

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

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