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
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