With a labor force of 3.3 million people, there is an abundant supply of skilled workers available in virtually all occupations.
Philadelphia is known as a hardworking city with a get-it-done attitude. Pair that with the strength of our regional colleges and universities, and you get a varied, eager workforce to meet all your hiring needs.
Nearly 100 degree granting-institutions of higher education, with approximately 500,000 full and part-time students
38% of the population 25 years and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher; compared to the U.S. average of 32%
Greater Philadelphia is the 7th largest labor force among the nation’s largest metro areas
Low Wage and Salary Costs Make Doing Business Easier
Greater Philadelphia has one of the lowest wage and salary costs among the largest metros in the United States.
A Highly Educated Workforce
With a labor force of 3.3 million people, there is an abundant supply of skilled workers available in virtually all occupations in Greater Philadelphia.
38% of the population 25 years and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to the U.S. average of 32%
14% of the population 25 years and older have advanced degrees, compared to the U.S. average of 10%
With over 100 colleges and universities, Greater Philadelphia ranks as one of the nation’s leading centers for higher education
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.