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Philadelphia Location

What makes Philadelphia the smart choice for investment and growth in the fast-changing global market of the 21st century?


Midway between the nation's financial capital (NYC) and its political capital (Washington D.C.), Philadelphia enjoys prime strategic location. The city is within a five-hour drive of one-quarter of the U.S. population, and its booming airport, an expansion-minded port, and enviable rail and highway connections link the city to a huge regional market and the world.


Living and working in Philadelphia means enjoying its impressive waterfront; brilliant downtown; many affordable, vibrant neighborhoods; and hundreds of cutting-edge restaurants and retail options. Locals and visitors also enjoy historic landmarks, world-class museums, theaters, and other arts and culture venues, peaceful urban parks, and walkable streets with unique architectural vistas – and let’s not forget the greatest professional and amateur athletic teams anywhere.


Philadelphia’s diverse regional economy is anchored by award-winning colleges and research universities, sophisticated life sciences and healthcare industries, and a deep pool of talent. The city is strongly supported by a corporate culture that highly values civic engagement with the public sector, particularly in the continuing development of our smart, skilled workforce.


Philadelphia is committed to becoming the greenest city in America, relying on our efficient public transit system, a firm commitment to sustainable development, and a growing clean energy sector.

We offer an ideal environment for the CEO and the entrepreneur. Come explore our smart city and discover the exciting opportunities that await. Philadelphia is the smart choice for your future!