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Moving Here

More people are moving to Philadelphia than in generations, especially from East Coast neighbors Washington D.C. and New York and from around the world. Affordable real estate, proximity to other major cities and destinations, and diversity make Greater Philadelphia an increasingly popular place for influencers and opportunists to inhabit. One of the top walking and bicycling cities in the U.S. , Philadelphia has also been rated high as a place to live for both singles and seniors. Education, health care, pharmaceuticals, and arts and culture attract a wide array of jobseekers.

Moving Here Features

The University City Science Center

Giving international companies a soft place to land in Philadelphia

Thanks to an exciting University City Science Center program, businesses seeking a foothold in the U.S. are choosing Philadelphia. These firms are pioneering groundbreaking technologies, transforming sectors such as oncology and wind power.


On the Ground: The Future of Chinatown

This ethnic enclave has beaten the odds and remained a vibrant, beloved, distinct neighborhood. As the forces of development and gentrification encroach, can Philadelphia's Chinatown strike a balance between growth and preservation?

DreamIt Ventures founders, from left, Mike Levinson, David Bookspan and Steve Welch

Dreaming big at Philly's top tech accelerator

Last week, the latest class of startups entered DreamIt Ventures' tech accelerator. These fledgling entrepreneurs could be building the next billion-dollar company or learning to fail fast -- the next 90 days will say a lot.

JOIN's Jennie Sparandara

Q&A: JOIN's Jennie Sparandara

Flying Kite chatted with the organization's director about the importance of collaboration, the skills gap and Philadelphia's unique workforce challenges -- and opportunities. Starting with her time in the Mayor's Office, this passionate leader witnessed the interconnectedness of human capital issues, and is working to tap the region's canniest employers and most aggressive advocates to solve the jobs riddle.

Aweber's new headquarters

Statewide Spotlight: Pennsylvania's coolest workplaces

Whether they're employing flexible desks, cutting-edge technology, natural light, green space or multi-story slides, these five companies have integrated smart design into every aspect of their offices. 
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