Philadelphia’s extensive life sciences community includes 7 medical schools, 22 nursing schools, 2 dental schools, 3 colleges of pharmacy, a veterinary school, a school of optometry, a podiatry school, 100 hospitals and numerous biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.
Energy With a dynamic and unique infrastructure of pipes, rails, highways, and ports—combined with the access to natural gas reserves, deep experience in oil refining, and engineering expertise—Greater Philadelphia is already a world-class epicenter for energy production and distribution that is now evolving into the next Global Energy Hub.
Pharmaceuticals Greater Philadelphia is home to some of the top names in biotechnology and pharma. These leading firms play an important regional role in growing and sustaining the local innovation pipeline. With a growing healthcare industry, an increasing academic technology transfer, and world-class colleges and universities with strong R&D programs, Greater Philadelphia’s presence in pharmaceuticals remains one of the strongest in the world.
Medical Device Manufacturing Greater Philadelphia is a premier location for the design, development, and manufacture of therapeutic, medical, and dental devices. From brain scanners and implants to endovascular products and orthopedic devices, our region is already home to more than 2,000 medical technology companies. According to the U.S. Medical Technology Association AdvaMed, the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware corridor accounts for one of the largest concentrations of medical technology companies in the country, right behind California.
Healthcare Information Technology Greater Philadelphia has a rich network of world-renowned research institutions, biotech and contract research organizations, global inventors of medicines, medical devices and diagnostics, and 15 major health systems. Eighty percent of the U.S. pharmaceutical and biotech industry has a presence in the Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania corridor.
Manufacturing Strategically located and globally connected through robust infrastructure, the region’s extensive supply chain and distribution networks combine with a highly skilled workforce and access to low-cost energy to help to make this region a top destination for diverse manufacturing operations.
Chemical manufacturers have been an important part of the regional economy for a long time. With over 26,000 employees at 350 establishments, Greater Philadelphia is one of the top employers in the chemicals industry among major U.S. metros. It’s also home to some of the most renowned chemical companies in the world.