5 Best Places to Start a Business in Philadelphia

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Center City

This neighborhood is truly a magnet for businesses in finance, insurance, real estate, engineering and legal services. According to the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, Center City has 9,000 businesses in the district, as well as 92,000 residents, and, because it's positioned just a near the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the area is easily accessible for visiting business travelers. The neighborhood has a lively retail scene, with 2,400 shops in the area, and its famed Avenue of the Arts draws loads of foot traffic to the 217 restaurants, and 59 bars and nightclubs.