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What are other civic leaders saying about our economy?

To give more context to our economic reality here in Philadelphia, we have included a few articles and reports that highlight data points that are cause for optimism. 

  • Center City District's 2024 Housing Report - Key highlight: residential population downtown has grown 3% since 2020.  Read more here. 


  • Pew Chartiable Trusts, 2024 State of the City Report - Key highlight: In 2023, the city’s unemployment rate was 4.2% on average, the lowest in more than 30 years, while the number of jobs in the city—an average of 765,400—was the highest in 40 years. Read more here. 


  • Philadelphia Magazine Opinion Article, "Allan Domb Is Upbeat About Philly’s Economy (And You Should Be, Too)," - Key highlight:  "Perhaps my biggest reason for optimism about our economy is the number of young people who continue to choose to live here.” Read more here.

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