5 Best Places to Start a Business in Philadelphia

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University City

If the success of Facebook has taught us anything, it's that marketing a business to the college demographic is a brilliant strategy. University City offers the benefits of being close to Center City's business district, while still offering business owners a captive audience among some 50,000 students from University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Because it's one of the most ethnically and socioeconomically diverse communities in Philadelphia, the state has designated several acres of University City as Keystone Opportunity Zones, where business owners are eligible for state and local tax breaks.