PHL Forward

Looking for momentum? Philadelphia already has it.

The Greater Philadelphia region is the second-fastest-growing tech sector in the nation, in proportion to total jobs. And it ranks in the top 10 metro areas in number of technology jobs—including software and web-development positions. So your next step is just the start.

Are big names a big deal for you? We’ve got a whole big list of them.

When it comes to Fortune 1000 companies, almost 30 of them call Greater Philadelphia home. And there’s big opportunity too. Some of the most innovative technology and life-sciences companies got their start here, like goPuff, Nerd Street Gamers and Crossbeam—and that’s just the start of our start-ups.

To see more, check out some of the most promising Philadelphia tech companies.

Want to live a little larger, for less?

Whether you’re in the city or the suburbs, your money goes further in Greater Philadelphia than in many of the nation’s other tech hubs. You’re good with numbers, so we’ll let them tell you the story.

Lowest rental rates of large East Coast cities:

Lowest median cost of a home among large East Coast cities:

Searching for purpose?

Searching for purpose?

Philadelphia is known for its passion. There’s plenty of opportunity to feed yours, whether it’s through volunteering with one of the thousands of nonprofit organizations throughout the region, or by joining a company whose culture, values and philanthropy match your own.

Not finished learning?

Not finished learning?

The region’s colleges and universities award over 90,000 degrees a year and rank sixth in the U.S. in number of STEM degrees awarded.

Want a life outside the office?

Greater Philadelphia has one of the largest public art collections and urban park systems in the country—and is within an hour’s drive to beaches, lakes, mountains and countryside. If it’s food you’re after, we’ve got you covered, from James Beard Award-winning cuisine to world-famous comfort food. It’s no wonder that Philadelphia was named the top U.S. city to visit by National Geographic in 2020, as well as one of the top travel destinations by Condé Nast.

Is lack of diversity a deal breaker?

Is lack of diversity a deal breaker?

As the birthplace of freedom and independence, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. That goes for our communities and our workforce. Philadelphia boasts the second-most-diverse STEM workforce in the country and is the third-best city for women in tech. Don’t just live and work here. Be yourself here.

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Now that you know all that Greater Philadelphia has to offer in tech, it’s time to make it work for you.

CEO Council for Growth Companies

Learn about tech jobs at a sample of our partner organizations.

Fortune 1000 Companies in Greater Philadelphia

Company NameCountyState
Amerisource BergenMontgomery CountyPA
American Water Works Co IncCamdenNJ
Brightview Holdings IncMontgomeryPA
Burlington Stores IncBurlingtonNJ
Campbell Soup CoCamdenNJ
Carpenter Technology CorpPhiladelphiaPA
Chemours CoNew CastleDE
Church & Dwight Co IncMercerNJ
Comcast CorpPhiladelphiaPA
Crown Holdings IncBucksPA
Dupont De Nemours IncNew CastleDE
FMC CorpPhiladelphiaPA
Genesis Healthcare IncChesterPA
Company NameCountyState
Healthcare Services Group IncBucksPA
Lincoln National CorpDelawarePA
Navient CorpNew CastleDE
NRG Energy IncMercerNJ
Penn Mutual Life Insurance CoMontgomeryPA
Teleflex IncChesterPA
Toll Brothers IncMontgomeryPA
Triumph Group IncChesterPA
UGI CorpMontgomeryPA
Unisys CorpMontgomeryPA
Universal Health Svc IncMontgomeryPA
Urban Outfitters IncMontgomeryPA
Vishay Intertechnology IncChesterPA
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PHL Forward

PHL Forward is an initiative organized by the CEO Council for Growth for Greater Philadelphia to address the region’s growing demand of technology talent by attracting, developing, and retaining mid-level technologists to Greater Philadelphia.