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Philadelphia: Smart City. Smart Choice.

"We chose Philadelphia for our corporate headquarters because we have access to talented people, a wide variety of educational institutions and it offers a wonderful quality of life for our employees and their families. Philadelphia has a strong public transportation system, great restaurants and an amazing art community."

- Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation


Mayor Nutter challenged Philadelphia businesses to create videos explaining why Philadelphia is a Smart City and a Smart Choice for business. Every entry we received included thoughtful and creative responses, and the judging committee had a difficult choice to make. The three top winners shown here will receive a visit from the Mayor. Congratulations Viridity Energy, Urban Engineers, and United by Blue.

Honorable Mentions
Original Videos


From the scale and size of our market, to the national and global access of our East Coast location, to our highly educated and diverse labor pool, Philadelphia is at the center of a dynamic and thriving region.


Philadelphia's economy is driven by innovation with industry-leading companies and institutions across a wide variety of sectors such as life sciences, healthcare, telecommunications, advanced manufacturing, warehouse and transportation logistics, and education.


Philadelphia offers a remarkable quality of life with a vibrant Center City, world-renowned arts and culture, and accessible public transportation – all at an affordable cost of living.

"Our educated and skilled workforce, central location, and excellent quality of life make Philadelphia the smart choice for your business."

- Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia