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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

The State of Center City report measures the progress of Philadelphia's downtown and offers 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

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»

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 »


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 live-work environments.definingdowntown.org»

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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 »

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

November 17 | All New Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park Opens November 21

November 3 | Center City News Update

October 23 | The Rothman Instiute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park to Reopen for Exciting Second Season

October 21 | KieranTimberlake Wins AIA Philadelphia Gold Medal for Dilworth Park design

October 20 | Center City News Update

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]

September 21 | Theater, Dance, Live Music and Craft Beer All Featured at Dilworth Park This Fall

September 9 | First of Four Monumental Portal Gates Installed at City Hall

September 9 | Free Events Continue at Dilworth Park

September 2 | Report: Huge growth for Center City outdoor seating, PlanPhilly

September 2 | Crazy Surge in Center City’s Outdoor Seating, Phiiladelphia

September 2 | Outdoor Seating Popular and Growing in Center City

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

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

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]

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

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

April 22 | Philadelphia Growth Coalition Releases Tax Reform Plan

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

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