About Welcome To Greater Philadelphia

Message from the Chairman

Welcome to Greater Philadelphia, a winning region that stretches across 11 counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Here, you will encounter wonderful people living in towns and cities that offer the perfect combination of superior educational opportunities, diversity, tradition and innovation. Our residents are creative, ambitious, and rightfully proud of Greater Philadelphia's unique assets. Without question, Greater Philadelphia is the perfect place to live, work and do business.

In addition to the appeal of our big cities ­such as Philadelphia, Trenton and Wilmington, the region features rural communities in Bucks County, attractive and architecturally distinguished neighborhoods along the Main Line and in northern Delaware, quiet countryside living in Chester and Burlington counties, and unique shopping destinations throughout the region.

Greater Philadelphia's strategic location along the Northeast Corridor offers businesses ready access to the world. The region, located midway between New York City and Washington D.C., is two hours or less by air to 50 percent of the U.S. population and within six hours nonstop to California, Europe and Latin America.

Best of all, our region is an extremely affordable place to live. A range of K-12 educational options prepares our young people to move on to a broad selection of higher education institutions. We have one of the strongest collections of college and universities anywhere in the world. And college graduates can consider numerous jobs in life sciences, health care, education, communications and many other fields.

Greater Philadelphia also offers every form of entertainment imaginable. With many cultural attractions, famous museums and top nightlife spots, our region offers something for everyone. And you certainly can't go hungry in Greater Philadelphia. You can enjoy culinary delights at many fine restaurants scattered throughout the region.

Sports also represent a major part of our region's culture, as Greater Philadelphia has many successful major professional and college sports teams. In the past year, the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series, the Villanova Wildcats marched all the way to the Final Four, and the Flyers and Sixers made the playoffs!

Welcome to Greater Philadelphia will help you discover everything you need to know about our communities, schools, businesses, attractions and activities. The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce hopes this publication will continue to be a valuable reference as your curiosity and fondness for the region grow.

Now that you have chosen to live here, please take in everything our region has to offer — and join us in spreading the good word about Greater Philadelphia's incredible people, institutions and assets.


David L. Cohen
Chairman, Board of Directors
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Executive Vice President
Comcast Corporation

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