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 […]
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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 […]
Camden, New Jersey referred to as an “Eds and Meds” corridor after the opening of a new health care center called the Joint Health Sciences Center. This Center is expected to drive future job growth and economic activity in Camden. According to the Mayor of Camden, Frank Morgan, nearly 40% of jobs in the city […]
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 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, […]
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” 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 […]
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 […]
JLL released its annual Demand and Disruption in Global Cities report that ranks 500 cities throughout the world based on multiple factors, including quality of life, innovation, sustainability, and resilience. Philadelphia was named a New World City and categorized as an Innovator for the first time. The report shares key trends in 2019, new economic […]
Aqua America Inc. headquartered in Bryn Mawr, PA has purchased the Delaware County Regional Water Authority (DELCORA) for $276.5 million. Acquiring such a large water system was a rare opportunity for Aqua. DELCORA has over 165,000 retail customer throughout the region, many of whom will need major upgrades, which could have a great return on […]
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.