Philly Economy


The Challenges Philly Faces in the Year Ahead

Center City and its surrounding neighborhoods may have turned a corner, and the job and population growth in those areas may have propelled Philadephia into […]

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The Trends That Will Drive Local Real Estate in the Year Ahead

There are some who tout greater Philadelphia as a “Goldilocks” region, economically speaking: Neither flaming nor frozen, it chugs along at a slow but steady […]


In Search of Hot Jobs? Consider Moving to Philly

Looking to hitch your career to a fast-growing field? You’re in the right place: Philadelphia was rated among the top 25 cities to live for four […]


Study Puts A Number on Chestnut Hill’s Economic Impact: $482 Million

Chestnut Hill as edge city? While that may sound as farfetched as the notion of Chestnut Hill as East Passyunk, it may actually have some […]


Philly Area Among Top 3 Job-Seeker Destinations in the Nation

One of the things that has weighed heavily on the minds of Greater Philly’s boosters is the region’s modest employment growth, which has up until […]


3737 Chestnut Changes Hands for $118M

One of the first of the new high-rise apartment towers that are reshaping the University City skyline has a new owner: Radnor Property Group announced […]


10 Big Ideas to Solve Philly’s Looming Jobs Crisis

There is in this city a coming-of-age narrative — the Story of Philadelphia’s Rise — and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know […]


New City Initiative Seeks to Clear Home Repair Assistance Backlog

This afternoon, in front of a modest rowhome in Olney, Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell Clarke, City Council member Cherelle Parker (D-9th District) […]


Report: Philly’s Gender Pay Gap is Smaller than the National Average But Still Not Good

Despite constant backlash from, well, everyone, the gender pay gap still plagues much of our nation’s female workforce. And although the Philadelphia metro rises above […]


5 Takeaways from the 2017 “State of Center City” Report

The release of the 2017 “State of Center City” report at this morning’s quarterly meeting of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation was a “Yes, but…” […]


Report: Educational and Medical Jobs Help Stabilize Rents and Retail Market

It’s no secret that Philadelphia is a powerhouse in educational and health services – just a quick glance around our thriving metropolis will make this more […]


Tax Abatement Huge Shot in Arm for City, Study Finds

Consider the 10-year property tax abatements on new construction and rehabilitation a down payment on a future gusher in revenue for the city thanks to […]


There’s A Future for Young Professionals Here, Survey Finds

According to the results of a survey released last week by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, a whopping 93 percent of young professionals […]


Why Valley Forge Is Banking on Sports to Lure Visitors

For an investment of just under $50 million plus a modest annual operating subsidy, Montgomery County hotels and restaurants could see $100 million or more […]

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CCD Report: Millennials Help Spur Strong Retail Growth

Just as the influx of new residents into Center City ultimately overflowed its confines, the retailers and restaurateurs that are rushing to serve them are […]