UCD takes a holistic approach to ensure the economic health of our community. From creating destination events along commercial corridors to providing services for businesses looking to open, expand and/or relocate here in University City, UCD works to ensure that University City is one of the best places in Philadelphia to start, run and grow a business.  We produce vital market research for the real estate community, and convene local landlords.  We also address problems of vacancy and distressed real estate head on, all while providing our core Clean and Safe services that are the foundation of all healthy residential and business communities. 

Economic Development

Data & Market Research

information on demographics and income, pedestrian and vehicle counts, business composition, and a variety of other resources.


Business resources in University City.

Small Business Services

Information for businesses looking to open, expand, improve their business and/or relocate here in University City.

Project Rehab

University City District's groundbreaking work to unlock the potential of underutilized neighborhood assets.

Landlord Network

A forum for neighborhood property providers to have a stronger collective influence on policy decisions.