Founded in 1682 to serve as the capitol of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia is the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness, Philadelphia, informally known as Philly,
delivers on destination with fascinating museums,
vibrant parks, national historic sites, and famous delicious
food. Philly is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the
economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley.
The city is headquarters to five Fortune 1000 companies.
Philadelphia's economic sectors include financial services,
health care, biotechnology, information technology, trade
and transportation, manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, and tourism. Financial activities account for the largest economic sector of the metropolitan area, which is also one of the largest health education and research centers in the United States.
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