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Financial Services

The industry is best represented by the 234,000 Greater Philadelphians who are employed by financial services firms, nearly a third better than the national average. Throw in $1.6 trillion in mutual fund assets under management regionally, and it's easy to follow the money here. The region's location quotient for finance and insurance is the second-highest in the U.S. according to Fortune magazine, as many national banks and investment outfits have signficiant operations here.

Financial Services Features

The University City Science Center

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Girl Power, an info session on tax credits and fighting violence in Kingsessing

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End of the day parade at the Please Touch Museum

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Puppets at Please Touch, an interactive chemistry fair and tax help for businesses

Check out our picks for the week's top events.

The ShopRite of Parkside

A neighborhood grocery store that does it all

From fresh produce to banking to heath services, the ShopRite of Parkside offers an astounding array of resources to the neighborhood. Now they're looking to take their community-based model even further with a jazz cafe. Is this the grocery store of the future?

A historic space with an ambitious mission

A safe space on Broad Street

Broad Street Ministry feeds and serves some of the city's most vulnerable citizens, and now they're using modern tools such as data collection and crowdfunding to have an even bigger impact.

Hatch House fills a gap in the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Statewide Spotlight: Hatch House serves as a safe haven for fledgling companies

Many startups wither when they go from the resource-rich environment of academia into the real world. This Bethlehem live/work incubator hopes to bridge that gap and foster the next generation of Pennsylvania entrepreneurs.
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Financial Services

William Skyrm of CBC Settlement Funding

William Skyrm of CBC Settlement Funding

City: Manayunk

His company has grown an average of 200 percent since its founding in 2009 and doubled its workforce in the last 18 months.

Natasha Ashton of Petplan Pet Insurance

Natasha Ashton of Petplan Pet Insurance

City: South Philadelphia

Ashton and her husband started by researching pet insurance for their sick cat. Now they're aiming to be the first $1 billion provider in the industry.

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