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Philadelphia is strategically located at the center of a thriving economic region, situated midway between New York and Washington, DC. It is the largest city in Pennsylvania and is the sixth most populous city in the United States, with a population of more than 1.5 million residents. Philadelphia serves as the economic and cultural hub for the Delaware Valley and the State of Pennsylvania, and is a major influence on government, big business and tourism, as well as arts, culture, cuisine, and entertainment.
Economic conditions in Philadelphia have been improving over the last several years due to accelerated job growth resulting from several major institutional and commercial projects. Service-providing sectors, such as education and health services, contributed to most of the expansion, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Compared to other major metropolitan cities, Philadelphia boasts affordable office rental rates, low labor costs, and an inexpensive cost of living. The region is home to a labor pool of more than 3 million people and a highly educated workforce – there are 101 colleges and universities in the area, creating a steady stream of talent.
The city’s economy is bolstered by a diverse array of industries, including sciences and healthcare, professional services, manufacturing, and hospitality. The region has one of the strongest life sciences sectors in the country, with core concentrations in gene therapy, biotech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and health information technology, according to the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce.
For companies of all sizes, Philadelphia has over 40 million square feet of prime office space, including 96 LEED certified or registered buildings and 70 LEED commercial interiors, according to the Philadelphia Department of Commerce. The city works with companies of all sizes to offer incentives for business development in Philadelphia, such as low-cost financing, tax credits for job creation, site selection assistance, and workforce training.
About Fidelity National Financial
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) is currently ranked #402 on the 2019 Fortune 500®*, and is among numerous defense, energy, media, hospitality and financial Fortune 500®* companies based in the region. Our Philadelphia-based team of CRE professionals works in all facets of the industry, including power and energy projects, office buildings, industrial parks, multifamily housing, retail properties, government contracts, corporate transactions and more.
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*From FORTUNE Magazine, June 2019 ©Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 500 are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Fidelity National Financial.