Entries by Sydney Stressman

Over 2,000 Jobs Created After New Terminal Opens

After 45 years, the Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) opened its first Terminal with Glovis America, a third-party logistics service provider specializing in Vehicle & Parts Logistics. The new Southport Auto Terminal and Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) are in total 155-acres and cost $110 million. “Pennsylvania needs a top tier Port facility to compete in global […]

Development Project in Delaware County is Appealing to Residents, Businesses, and Sports Fans

Architecture firm NBBJ has been hired to create a master development plan for the 100 acres around the Talen Energy Stadium and Wharf Building located in Delaware County. The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County, Keystone Sports and Entertainment, and the City of Chester have been seeking development proposals since the spring to build out the land […]

Greater Philadelphia’s Life Sciences Sector Attracts International Companies

The international life sciences company, Anpac Bio-Medical Science Co., is relocating its U.S. headquarters from San Jose, California to Montgomery County to become a part of the growing life sciences industry in Greater Philadelphia. Anpac’s U.S. President Shaun Cong shared, “Pennsylvania has a mature life sciences ecosystem and a supportive startup environment that will allow […]

Greater Philadelphia has Seen Industrial Sized Growth in Recent Years

Greater Philadelphia has experienced tremendous growth in its industrial sector. In the last year, nearly $1.6 billion of industrial space has been traded, an enormous increase from the $166 million in 2009. Investors search for properties in urban areas that are often less than 200,000-square-feet and seek specific features, such as loading docks, column spacing, […]

Our Region’s Transit Ranked First in Connectivity

In September, WalletHub recently ranked 100 U.S. cities for best and worst public transportation across three dimensions: 1) Accessibility & Convenience, 2) Safety & Reliability, and 3) Public Transit Resources. Overall, Philadelphia ranked 89th out of 100 cities for public transportation due to its relatively poor overall scores on Safety & Reliability and Public Transit Resources. Despite […]

There’s More to the Story: Where Philadelphia Fits on WalletHub’s 2019 Cities with the Best & Worst Public Transportation

“There’s More to the Story” is a Select Greater Philadelphia series that takes a deeper dive into recent news articles and reports that rank our region on various metrics. We provide a deeper regional analysis while also adding broader context to the breadth of research available on specific topics. WalletHub recently ranked 100 U.S. cities […]

Greater Philadelphia Ranked Sixth Biotech Hub in the U.S.

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News named the top 10 biotech hubs throughout the country and ranked Greater Philadelphia sixth for a second year. Our 11-county region received this ranking based on multiple factors, including: Wexford Science + Technology’s One uCitySquare building, a 389,000-square-foot, 13-story office, lab, and retail space in University City, is expected to […]