Smart City. Smart Choice.

Business thrives in PHL and we invite you to discover why.

Philadelphia is at the center of a dynamic region, with a diverse economy driven by innovation and entrepreneurship. Strategically located between New York City and Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. and was recently named one of the top 10 hottest American cities of the future by Business Insider. Top-ranked universities provide young talent, who are increasingly attracted to Philadelphia's vibrant downtown and quality of life, and international firms are choosing PHL for their U.S. corporate presence in this major marketplace at the center of life sciences, education and technology.

Learn more about how Philadelphia is a Smart City and the Smart Choice for your business:

Start Up Philadelphia from First Round Capital

Smart City. Smart Choice.

Former Mayor Michael Nutter challenged Philadelphia businesses to create videos explaining why Philadelphia is a Smart City and a Smart Choice. Below is a sampling of the entries. Find out more about the program here.


United By Choice







Electronic Ink



Olaya Studio Arquitectura

Arora Engineers


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