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Philadelphia is a majority-minority city with a population of 1.57M people, and a rich, unique culture. As the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the country, Philadelphia has the fastest growing tech sector in proportion to total job growth after the Bay Area, with over 2.8 million jobs and has a critical mass of assets that few places can rival. One example is the region’s colleges and universities who graduate 90,000 students per year and rank sixth in the U.S. in STEM degrees awarded. Philadelphia also leads the nation in its concentration of top-100 universities within a 150-mile radius.

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