Phila Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Facts

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Some interesting facts that we took in from this morning's meeting:


  • 1 million visitors to the convention center annually
  • 25% of the US population is within a 5 hour ride to Philadelphia
  • 7 years ago 16% of the tourism visitors said they intented to return to the area, today that number is 38%!
  • Not one convention has canceled this year; this is huge compared to national numbers.
  • 2 recent groups meeting here had the highest attendence in their respective history; this reinforces the accessability of the region for visitors and new businesses.
  • There is currently 2 billion dollars worth of business booked at the convention center and the expansion is not yet completed.
  • To date Philadelphia has had 10K more visitors than last year.

This is not to say everything is rosy in Philadelphia yet we are holding strong in tourism/convention business.  People are still coming here to spend money on hotels, muesums, history, restaurants and everything else that Philadelphia has to offer.

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