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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

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»

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»


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 »


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 »

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 live-work environments.definingdowntown.org»

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

February 9 | Center City News Update

January 26 | Center City News Update

January 15 | Special Opening Act Announced for Bacon Brothers Concert: Rob Grote of The Districts

January 6 | Bacon Brothers to Play Special Benefit Concert for the Viaduct Rail Park, Phase I

December 15 | Forecasts for 2016 -
• Joseph Pasquarella, Integra Realty Resources [PDF 4 MB]
• Julie Coker Graham, PHLCVB [PDF 7.6 MB]

December 7 | $1 Billion in Demand for Downtown Retail Fuels Dramatic Expansion

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

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

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

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

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