Research shows that metro areas with above-average concentrations of employment in these sectors have higher levels of worker productivity in all other sectors. That gives companies in Greater Philadelphia a big advantage.
Our workforce is well-educated, with varying degrees of experience in banking, investments, securities, insurance, leasing, and real estate in the financial sector. Among Greater Philadelphia colleges and universities, business, management, marketing, and related fields are the top areas of study. In fact, 16,000 certificates and degrees earned in this sector ensure a continuous and well-educated workforce. Additionally, the regional professional and business services sector offers diverse professional activity in scientific research and development, computer systems design, management consulting, accounting, legal services, architecture, and engineering.