With population of over 6.4 million, the Greater Philadelphia region is the 5th largest US metropolitan areas, providing overnight reach to 40 percent of the US consumers. This region houses 101 colleges and universities, producing an abundant supply of skilled workers in virtually all occupations and cutting edge innovations. Over 300 healthcare facilities, including four children’s hospitals, six medical schools, and 197 hospitals are located in the greater Philadelphia, training one of every 6 doctors in the nation. In addition, the region ranks among the top ten in the US for venture capital by the National Venture Capital Association.
The region’s leading industries include: life science and healthcare IT, IT and communications, cleantech and energy, advanced manufacturing, logistics, food manufacturing, and professional and financial services. It has also become an entrepreneurial center, supporting the success of local and foreign innovators.
Located on a major transportation corridor, Businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region leverage on robust supply chain distribution system. It includes the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), which boasts daily direct flight to Tel Aviv, and 29 airlines providing 620 daily departures to 123 cities worldwide. Four full service seaports on the Delaware River, major interstate highways that run north-south, and two Class 1 rail services offer versatile and agile connectivity to market.
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