Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

(The former Germantown High School.  File photo by Carrie Hodousek)

Outside Agency Now Marketing Vacant Philadelphia School Buildings

The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation is now handling the sales for the school district.


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PHL Made Project Aims To Make Buying Local Easier

The newborn PHL Made project takes its inspiration from a 4-year-old effort in San Francisco.


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Development Plan For Lower Schuylkill River Is Unveiled

It’s an idea to breathe new life into a languishing former industrial area between Philadelphia International Airport and University City.


An artist's rendering of the 2004 Master Plan for the Philadelphia Navy Yard. (Credit: Philadelphia Navy Yard)

New Navy Yard Master Plan Includes Vision For Residential Space

The update to the 2004 redevelopment plan of the Navy Yard will more than double the 6.5 million square feet of business space.


(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background.  File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Philadelphia Needs More Hotels Near Convention Center, Marketers Say

“Convention planners prefer not to have their attendees spread out,” explains the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.


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Philadelphia Creating $3 Million Fund For Fledgling Companies

The City of Philadelphia is announcing a new effort to keep young, startup companies — and their jobs — in town.


(Developers and city officials take part in a ceremonial groundbreaking at the former Philadelphia Navy Yard, in South Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Former Navy Yard in South Philadelphia Getting A Hotel

“I love the smell of money first thing in the morning,” Mayor Michael Nutter said at the groundbreaking ceremony.


(The former headquarters of the Inquirer and Daily News.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Analyst: City’s Loan To Newspapers’ Owner Could Create Conflict Of Interest

Could there be a conflict of interest in the way Philadelphia’s two major papers cover city government in the future?


City Council in its caucus room in City Hall (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Mayor Expected To Sign Revised Lobbying Restrictions

The mayor and City Council are about to complete a brand new set of restrictions on lobbyists to shore up some problems with the original bill approved last year.


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Marriott Hotel Planned For Philadelphia Navy Yard Corporate Center

An agreement has been reached to develop the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s first hotel.



Philadelphia Awarded $2 Million In Grants To Encourage Small Business Start-Ups

Philadelphia will get $2 million to encourage small business start-ups. The money comes from a new program by the Small Business Administration.