The Coastal Zone Act, which was reformed late last month by the General Assembly in the state of Delaware, will allow for the redevelopment of 14 industrial sites across the state. The legislation will alleviate restrictions on transferring goods to ships and repurposing property, but still maintains regulations surrounding oil refineries, steel mills, and natural […]
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Philadelphia jumped up two spots to number five on JLL’s list of top cities in the nation for life sciences. The ranking was based on criteria such as available workforce, increased funding in the sector, and expanding lab space. One of Philadelphia’s greatest strengths is the region’s over 100 colleges and universities. These institutions are […]
Four companies based in Europe are locating their U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia within the next year. Two of the four companies are locating here as a direct result of the Philadelphia Department of Commerce’s European trade mission in September 2016. The companies include Italy-based Tactical Pro USA, which sells military products, France-based Clem, a car […]
Spark Therapeutics, a Philadelphia-based biotechnology company spun out of CHOP, is on their way towards creating the first gene therapy treatment for a genetic disease approved in the U.S. The company has developed a drug to treat rare inherited blindness. The FDA accepted their application for a biologics license and granted it priority review. A […]
A new train station is coming to Newark, DE. A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the commencement of construction of the future Newark Regional Transportation Center. The new station, a $26 million investment, will be a transportation hub that will include a wheelchair accessible platform, improved safety, and expanded parking lot. “Not too long […]
Philadelphia basketball team the 76ers unveiled the new 8,000 square-foot Innovation Lab at their facility in Camden, NJ. This new lab will support startups and entrepreneurs working on sports-related technologies and products. “These entrepreneurs, they are different,” said Scott O’Neil, CEO of the Sixers in a Philadelphia Business Journal article. “Sports teams could use a […]
Everyone knows the story of Philadelphia’s resurgence over the past few decades; the city transitioned from a ghost town with a declining population, making a 180 the mid-2000s to produce the highest growth rate of millennials of the top US metro areas in 2015. But are we moving fast enough? The answer is no. The […]
The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is getting a major makeover worth $900 million. These renovations, the largest in over 15 years, will include a new air traffic control tower, iPads for travelers to order food from their seats, and modernizing the airport’s infrastructure. “Every single seat in every restaurant, and 75 percent to 80 percent […]
Temple University is on the way to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Last month, university researchers successfully removed HIV from a humanized model of cells using gene editing technology. As of now, there is no cure for the disease, but this breakthrough is on track to finding one. “Once HIV infects human cells, its genome […]
Delaware County’s Villanova University will be opening their renovated hotel and conference center, The Inn, on July 1. The facility, which has undergone renovations since November 2016, will include 56 hotel rooms, 14 meeting rooms, and a 5,000 square-foot ballroom. This kind of development makes a positive impact on the regional economy, serving as a […]
Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) is the business attraction organization for northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania. A non-profit entity, Select highlights Greater Philadelphia’s unique business assets to national and global audiences with the ultimate goal of growing the economic vibrancy of our collective community through attracting new businesses and new jobs to our 11-county region. Select assists companies interested in locating in Greater Philadelphia by providing resources, detailed information, and connections.