Woman looking at neon outdoor art, entitled Electric Street


For anyone considering living and working in Philadelphia, this is a resource highlighting the opportunities here. Explore employment and education options, as well as quality of life resources, such as healthcare, transportation, and amenities that make living in Philadelphia special. 

Tap into a hard-working, resilient talent pool and community with the passion and drive to move the needle.

Collaborate with innovative colleagues to invent possibilities through ingenuity. Find ample opportunity in a range of sectors—Eds and Meds, Fortune 500 companies, major nonprofits and foundations, arts and culture organizations, thriving social impact enterprises, and innovative small businesses and startups.

Our commitment to supporting talent and retaining the young graduates of our well-respected colleges and universities positions the Philadelphia region as one of the world’s next best places for economic growth and personal advancement. In Philadelphia, you can find a supportive community of peers who work together to create change. It's where you and your talent can find a place to thrive.

Why Work Here

Top Regional Employers

Our region offers a diverse array of employment opportunities, from Fortune 500 companies like AmerisourceBergen, Comcast, and Campbells to up-and-coming disruptors like Spark Therapeutic and Crossbeam and beyond

Regional Education

As one of the nation’s hubs for higher education, Philadelphia has over 100 degree-granting institutions enrolling 440,000 full and part-time students and 90,000 degrees annually according to Select Greater Philadelphia.

Regional Healthcare

Healthcare is essential to our regional economy. Not only have 1 out of 6 doctors in the U.S. trained in the Philadelphia region, but also 80% of U.S. pharma and biotech companies have a presence in the region and about 20% of the region’s workforce is employed in the healthcare industry - PHL.org

Philadelphia Talent: Shannon Morales

Founder and CEO of Tribaja, and Forbes Next 1000 honoree Shannon Morales talks about serving her community as a technical recruiter and through her annual Diversitech Summit. 

Philadelphia Talent: Chef Cristina Martinez

Chef Cristina Martinez is recipient of the 2022 James Beard award for Best Chef Category in the Mid-Atlantic Region and owner of South Philly Barbacoa.

"South Philly Barbacoa is an authentic Mexican restaurant located in South Philly that specializes in barbacoa, a Mexican style of barbecue. South Philly Barbacoa has also been featured on Netflix's Chef's Table." - The Dining Traveler

Why Live Here


Beyond being one of the most walkable large cities in the country, Philadelphia also scored one of the top transit performance scores in the U.S. Our SEPTA routes seamlessly connect the region while our Amtrak lines provide access to nearby cities like New York, Baltimore, or Washington, D.C. in mere hours.

Art, Culture, and Entertainment

James Beard Award-winning restaurants. A world-renowned performing arts, visual arts, and music scene. Around 4,000 striking public murals splashed across our eclectic, diverse neighborhoods. Nearly 100 museums. Over 300 BYOBs, with dozens of breweries and distilleries to boot. Street festivals galore. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Outdoor scene featuring the South Philadelphia Singing Fountain

Quality of Life

In general, Philadelphia offers a more affordable cost of living compared to most other large metropolitan regions, especially those on the East Coast.

  • $1,652, Average Rent  
  • 34.1 Median Age  
  • $221,400 Median Home Price  
  • Over 30% More Affordable than East Coast Cities

Home of BlackStar Film Festival

BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and global communities of color.

More Information and Resources

Philadelphia's attitude and personality set it apart. Diversity is in Philadelphia's DNA. The Philadelphia experience is about human connection. You can actually live in Philadelphia.