5 Best Places to Start a Business in Philadelphia

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The Main Line

One of the most historically wealthy regions of the Philadelphia area, the Main Line is a lucrative starting ground for small businesses. The area consists of several smaller towns, including Radnor, Haverford, Villanova, and Wayne, where Urban Outfitters president Richard Hayne planted the first Anthropologie store in 1992. That store, which still exists today, is just one of many upscale retailers populating Radnor Township, which, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, had an estimated median household income of $129,773 between 2006 and 2008.