List of companies based in the Philadelphia area

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This is a list of companies either based or with large operations in the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area of the United States.

Active companies headquartered in the region[edit]

NameCityIndustryFortune 1000
rank (2009)
Notes
A.C. MooreBerlin, NJretail-
AlliedBartonConshohocken, PAsecurity-
Alpha Card ServicesHuntingdon Valley, PAFinancial Services
Alpha VideoWest Conshohocken, PAentertainment
AirgasRadnor Township, PAgases553
American WaterVoorhees, NJutility
AmeriGasKing of Prussa, PAgas
AmerisourceBergenChesterbrook, PAdrug wholesale26
AmetekPaoli, PAelectronics770
Amoroso's Baking CompanyPhiladelphiafood
AppLabsPhiladelphiasoftware
Aqua AmericaBryn Mawr, PAutilities
AramarkPhiladelphiahospitality198
AUS, Inc.Mount Laurel, New Jerseyconsulting, research
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & IngersollPhiladelphialaw
Beneficial BankPhiladelphiafinancialOldest and largest bank with HQ in Phila. [3]
Bentley SystemsExton, PAsoftware
Berkadia Commercial MortgageHorsham, PAMortgage Servicer
BDP InternationalPhiladelphiaglobal logistics
Biondo Creative[1]Philadelphia, PAWeb DesignDigital Agency - Web, Mobile, Social
Blank RomePhiladelphialaw
Brandywine Realty TrustRadnor, PAreal estate
Boscov'sReading, PAretail
Brown's Family ShopRiteBellmawr, NJretail
Burlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJapparel624
Calkins MediaLevittown, PAmedia
Campbell Soup CompanyCamden, New Jerseyfood320
CarpenterReading, PAmetals890
CDIPhiladelphia, PAengineering services ?
CenTrakNewtown, PAhospital & healthcare
Central European Distribution CorporationMount Laurel, NJspiritsNote: Should move to foreign owned US headquarters
CephalonFrazer, PApharmaceuticals903
Checkpoint SystemsPhiladelphiamanufacturing
CignaPhiladelphiainsurance132
Ciright SystemsConshohockenmanufacturing
Charming ShoppesBensalem, PAapparel747
ComcastPhiladelphiatelecommunications68
Comcast SpectacorPhiladelphiaentertainment
Connect AmericaBroomall, PApersonal emergency response services
Conrail Shared Assets OperationsPhiladelphiarailroad
Cozen O'ConnorPhiladelphialaw
Crown HoldingsPhiladelphiapackaging312
CSS IndustriesPhiladelphia, PAmanufacturing
David's Bridal, IncConshohocken, PASpecialty RetailBridal & Special Occasion Dresses
DechertPhiladelphialaw
Day & ZimmermannPhiladelphiaconstruction
Disston PrecisionPhiladelphiamanufacturing
Dollar Financial GroupPhiladelphiafinance
Drinker Biddle & ReathPhiladelphialaw
Duane MorrisPhiladelphialaw
DuPontWilmington, DEchemicals81
Endo PharmaceuticalsChadds Ford, PAdrugs81
EntercomBala Cynwyd, PAmedia
ERTPhiladelphia, PAhealthcare
Eustace Engineering[2]Willow Grove, PACivil Engineering and Land Surveying
Event Strategy GroupConshohocken, PAmarketing
Eyewatch ProtectionBala Cynwyd, PASecurity
FMCPhiladelphiachemicals672
Feith SystemsFort Washington, PAsoftware
Fox RothschildPhiladelphialaw
Frankford Candy & Chocolate CompanyPhiladelphiafood
The Fresh Grocer[3]Drexel Hill, PAretail
Fuji Advanced SportsPhiladelphiabicycles
Garfield RefiningPhiladelphiaprecious metal refining
Genesis HealthCareKennett Square, PAhealthcare
Goldstein Media LLCBensalem, PAWeb Design and Internet Marketing
Harleysville GroupHarleysville, PAinsurance
Hill InternationalMarlton, NJconstruction
Innovative Solutions & SupportExton, PAaerospace
Inolex Chemical Co.Philadelphiachemicals
InterDigitalPhiladelphiatelecommunications68
Internet Capital GroupWayne, PAfinance
Inverse ParadoxPenndel, PAWeb Design
Iron Stone Strategic Capital PartnersPhiladelphia, PAreal estate
IT Solutions Consulting, IncFort Washington, PAInformation Technology
J & J Snack FoodsPennsauken, NJfood
JJ White[4]Philadelphiaconstruction
KenexaWayne, PAEmployment Solutions
KnollEast Greenville, PAFurniture
League Collegiate WearBridgeport, PAapparel
Liberty Property TrustMalvern, PAreal estate
Liberty WeddingsPhiladelphia, PAWedding officiant, vendorswww.libertyweddings.org
Lincoln National CorporationPhiladelphiainsurance274
Lorél Marketing GroupKing of Prussia, PAMarketing Services
Makmi GroupPhiladelphiaCorporate Identity Branding and Marketing
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & GogginPhiladelphialaw
Media Components LLCHuntingdon Valley, PAWeb Design & Online Marketing
Melior DiscoveryExton, PAPharmaceutical
Destination MaternityPhiladelphiaapparel
Morgan, Lewis & BockiusPhiladelphialaw
Morgan Basement Waterproofing[5]PhiladelphiaContractor
National Penn Bank[6]Boyerstown, PAfinancial
NutriSystemHorsham, PAfood
Orleans HomebuildersBensalem, PAhouse construction
P4MVPhiladelphia, PAmarketing
Peddler's VillageLahaska, PAentertainment
Penn MutualHorsham, PAinsurance
Penn National GamingWyomissing, PAentertainment794
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment TrustPhiladelphiareal estate
Pennoni Associates Inc.Philadelphiaengineering
Penn VirginiaRadnor, PAoil
Pep Boys Manny Moe & JackPhiladelphiaautomotive917
Pepper HamiltonPhiladelphialaw
PHHMount Laurel, NJfinancial
Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp.Bala Cynwyd, PAinsurance
Philadelphia Financial GroupPhiladelphiainsurance
Philadelphia Media NetworkPhiladelphianewspapers
PlanalyticsWayne, PAweather
Portico SystemsBlue Bell, PAsoftware
Post & Schell, P.C.Philadelphia, PAlaw
Probaris Technologies IncPhiladelphia, PAsoftware
Quaker Chemical[7]Conshohockenchemicals
Radian GroupPhiladelphiafinance959
Revenue SharesPhiladelphia, PAInvestments, ETFsRevenue Shares
RevZillaPhiladelphiaretail
Rita's Water IceBensalem, PAfood
RJMetrics IncPhiladelphia, PAsoftware
Rowland CompanyPhiladelphiamanufacturingOldest operating company in Philadelphia.
S. T. Hudson Engineers, Inc.Camden, NJmarine engineering services[8]
Saul EwingPhiladelphialaw
Schnader, Harrison, Segal & LewisPhiladelphialaw
SEI InvestmentsOaks, PAfinancial
ShareSlot IncLansdale, PASoftware
Skout MediaPhiladelphia, PAVideo Productionhttp://www.skoutmediaphilly.com
Stevens & LeeReading, PAlaw
SunocoPhiladelphiaoil41
Sunoco Logistics[9]Philadelphiaoil41
SungardWayne, PAinformation technology435
Susquehanna International GroupBala Cynwyd, PAfinancial
SynygyChester, PAconsulting, technology, and outsourcingwww.synygy.com
TeleflexLimerick, PAmanufacturing797
Think BrownstoneConshohocken, PAdesign-
TLA Entertainment GroupPhiladelphiaentertainment
Toll BrothersHorsham, PAhouse construction667
Triumph GroupWayne, PAAerospace Manufacturing and Repair
TroemnerThorofare, NJscience equipment
T.H. PropertiesHarleysville, PAhome builder
UGIKing of Prussia, PAutilities377
UnisysBlue Bell, Pennsylvaniainformation technology456
Universal Health ServicesKing of Prussia, PAhealthcare467
Urban OutfittersPhiladelphiaapparel953
Value DryKing of Prussia, PABasement Waterproofing and Remodelingwww.valuedry.com
VanguardMalvern, PAfinancial
ViroPharmaExton, PApharmaceuticals
Vishay IntertechnologyMalvern, PAelectronics712
VWR InternationalRadnor, PAscientific products579
Wawa Food MarketsWawa, PAconvenience stores
West Pharmaceutical ServicesLionville, PAhealthcare467
White and Williams LLPPhiladelphialaw
WPCS InternationalExton, PAconstruction
WSFS BankWilmington, DEfinancial

Nonprofit companies headquartered in the region[edit]

NameCityIndustryNotes
Abington Health[10]Abington, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
ACTS Retirement-Life Communities[11]West Point, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
Aria Health[12]Philadelphiahealthcare
Catholic Health East[13]Newton Square, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiahealthcare
Cooper HealthCamden, New Jerseyhealthcare
Crozer-Keystone Health SystemSpringfield, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
Doylestown HospitalDoylestown, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
ElwynElwyn, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
Friends HospitalPhiladelphiahealthcare
Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaeducation
Grand View Hospital[14]Sellersville, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
Holy Redeemer Health System[15]Meadowbrook, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
Immaculata UniversityImmaculata, Pennsylvaniaeducation
Independence Blue CrossPhiladelphiainsurance
Jefferson Health System[16]Radnor, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
Kennedy Health System[17]Voorhees, New Jerseyhealthcare
La Salle UniversityPhiladelphiaeducation
Lourdes Health SystemCamden, New Jerseyhealthcare
NHS Human Services[18]Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvaniahealthcare
Saint Joseph's UniversityPhiladelphiaeducation
Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaeducation
Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaeducation
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaeducation
Villanova UniversityVillanova, Pennsylvaniaeducation
VirtuaMarlton, New Jerseyhealthcare
Woods Services[19]Langhorne, Pennsylvaniahealthcare

US headquarters of foreign corporations[edit]

NameCityIndustryFortune
Global 500

rank (2009)
Notes
ACE Ltd.Philadelphiainsurance
AgustaWestlandPhiladelphiaaviation
ArkemaPhiladelphiachemicals
AstraZenecaWilmington, DEpharmaceuticals268
Bachmann IndustriesPhiladelphiahobby
Bimbo Bakeries USAHorsham, PAfood processing
EMD Chemicals Inc.Gibbstown, NJchemicals

[4]

GlaxoSmithKlinePhiladelphia, PApharmaceuticalsR&D Sites in King of Prussia & Collegeville
HSBC Bank USAWilmington, DEfinancial21
Hyundai Rotem USAPhiladelphia, PArailroad industry
ING DirectWilmington, DEfinancial8
IKEA North America, LLCConshohocken, PAretailprivately held
Rentokil InitialReading, PAbusiness services
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA)Philadelphia, PAforestry
SAP AmericaNewtown Square, PAsoftware
Shire PharmaceuticalsWayne, PApharmaceuticals
Siemens HealthcareMalvern, PAmedical30
Subaru of AmericaCherry Hill, NJautomotive
TD Bank, N.A.Cherry Hill, NJfinancialformerly Commerce Bank
Teva PharmaceuticalsNorth Wales, PApharmaceuticals

Divisions of US corporations[edit]

NameCityIndustryParentFortune 1000
rank (2007)
Notes
AcmeMalvern, PAretailSupervalu117
Boeing RotorcraftRidley Township, PAaviationBoeing28
CentocorMalvern, PApharmaceuticalsJohnson & Johnson36
Colonial PennPhiladelphiainsuranceConseco
Delmarva PowerWilmington, DEenergyPepco Holdings290
Economy.comWest Chester, PAeconomic researchMoody's Analytics
GSI CommerceKing of Prussia, PAretaileBay
Happy Harry'sNewark, DEretailWalgreens
Harrah's PhiladelphiaChester, PAentertainmentCaesars Entertainment
Genuardi'sNorristown, PAretailSafeway
Keystone HelicopterCoatesville, PAaviationUnited Technologies42
M.A.B. PaintsBroomall, PennsylvaniapaintSherwin-Williams
MBNAWilmington, DEfinancialBank of America9
McNeil LaboratoriesFort Washington, PApharmaceuticalsJohnson & Johnson36
NeowareKing of Prussia, PAelectronicsHewlett-Packard14
NextGen Healthcare Information SystemsHorsham, PAsoftwareQuality Systems
PECO EnergyPhiladelphiaenergyExelon150
QVCWest Chester, PennsylvaniaretailLiberty Media281
Rohm and HaasPhiladelphiachemicalsDow Chemical
TastykakePhiladelphiafoodFlowers Foods
Sesame PlaceLanghorne, PAentertainmentSeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Defunct corporations[edit]

NameCityIndustryFateNotes
American LinePhiladelphiamaritimemergedamalgamated into IMM.
Baldwin Locomotive WorksPhiladelphia & Eddystone, PAmanufacturingfailed
Brown Bros. & Co.Philadelphiafinancialmergedmoved to NYC, now called Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Commodore InternationalWest Chester, PAelectronicsfailedOffice complex is now home to QVC.
Consolidated Rail CorporationPhiladelphiarailroadsplitinto: Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX Transportation, Conrail Shared Assets Operations.
Curtis Publishing CompanyPhiladelphiapublishingassets sold
Drexel and CompanyPhiladelphiafinancialfailedTransformed several times, eventually failed as part of the 1980s junk bond fiasco.
E.W. Clark & Co.Philadelphia, PAfinance and bankingmergedUltimately became part of Penn Mutual
EB GamesWest Chester, PAelectronics and Gamingacquiredby Game Stop
EnsoniqMalvern, PAelectronicsacquiredby Creative Labs, which dissolved the brand.
EPrivacy GroupMalvern, PAsoftwareacquiredby Symantec, which dissolved the brand.
Extreme Championship WrestlingPhiladelphiaentertainmentfailed
HerculesWilmington, DEchemicalsacquired by Ashland
International Mercantile Marine Co.PhiladelphiamaritimefailedOwned the Titanic.
J. G. Brill and CompanyPhiladelphiarailcarsmerged 
Lanston Monotype CompanyPhiladelphiaprintingfailedsuccessor company moved to Buffalo, NY.
Midvale SteelPhiladelphiasteelmaking; fabricationmergedName survives in Heppenstall-Midvale AG
MOS TechnologyNorristown, PAelectronicsacquiredby Commodore, which failed.
Muskogee CompanyPhiladelphiaminingacquiredby Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Neafie & LevyPhiladelphiaShipbuildingfailed
Penn Central TransportationPhiladelphiarailroadfailedmost of it became SEPTA with merger of other railroads. Parts are now Amtrak.
Pennsylvania RailroadPhiladelphiarailroadmergedwith New York Central to become Penn Central.
Philadelphia Media HoldingsPhiladelphianewspapersbankrupt
PhilcoPhiladelphiamanufacturingmergedwith: Ford, moved to Lansdale, Blue Bell, and Willow Grove before moving to Michigan where part lives on as Visteon. Philco-Ford was renamed Ford Aerospace and sold to Loral in 1990. Another part of the original, Philco International moved to Pittsburgh in 1988.
Philadelphia National BankPhiladelphiafinancialmergedacquired by Wachovia which was then acquired by Wells Fargo.
Philadelphia Savings Fund SocietyPhiladelphiafinancialfailedseized by the FDIC and sold to Mellon Financial
Reading CompanyPhiladelphiarailroadfailedbecame SEPTA. A piece lives on as Reading Entertainment/Reading International, a real estate company.
Red Star LinePhiladelphiamaritimemergedamalgamated into IMM.
Strawbridge'sPhiladelphiaretailacquiredrestructured, renamed.
Wanamaker'sPhiladelphiaretailacquiredrestructured, renamed.
William Cramp and SonsPhiladelphiamaritimefailed
William Sellers & Co.Philadelphiamachine tools,
industrial plant equipment
merged
Wilmington TrustWilmington, DEfinancialacquired
Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-CohenPhiladelphialawdissolved by vote of partners
WyethCollegeville, PAPharmaceuticalsacquiredby Pfizer

Divisions of foreign corporations[edit]

Corporations that moved to a different region[edit]

Less notable Philadelphia corporations[edit]

Sources used[edit]

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