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]

Name City Industry Fortune 1000
rank (2009)
Notes
A.C. Moore Berlin, NJ retail -
AlliedBarton Conshohocken, PA security -
Alpha Card Services Huntingdon Valley, PA Financial Services
Alpha Video West Conshohocken, PA entertainment
Airgas Radnor Township, PA gases 553
American Water Voorhees, NJ utility
AmeriGas King of Prussa, PA gas
AmerisourceBergen Chesterbrook, PA drug wholesale 26
Ametek Paoli, PA electronics 770
Amoroso's Baking Company Philadelphia food
Aqua America Bryn Mawr, PA utilities
Aramark Philadelphia hospitality 198
Ballard Spahr LLP Philadelphia law
Beneficial Bank Philadelphia financial Oldest and largest bank with HQ in Phila. [1]
Bentley Systems Exton, PA software
Blank Rome Philadelphia law
Brandywine Realty Trust Radnor, PA real estate
Boscov's Reading, PA retail
Burlington Coat Factory Burlington, NJ apparel 624
Calkins Media Levittown, PA media
Campbell Soup Company Camden, New Jersey food 320
Carpenter Reading, PA metals 890
CDI Philadelphia, PA engineering services  ?
CenTrak Newtown, PA hospital & healthcare
Cephalon Frazer, PA pharmaceuticals 903
Checkpoint Systems Philadelphia manufacturing
Cigna Philadelphia insurance 132
Ciright Systems Conshohocken manufacturing
Charming Shoppes Bensalem, PA apparel 747
Comcast Philadelphia telecommunications 68
Comcast Spectacor Philadelphia entertainment
Conrail Shared Assets Operations Philadelphia railroad
Cozen O'Connor Philadelphia law
Crown Holdings Philadelphia packaging 312
CSS Industries Philadelphia, PA manufacturing
CubeSmart Malvern, PA REIT providing self storage facilities
David's Bridal Conshohocken, PA Specialty Retail Bridal & Special Occasion Dresses
Dechert Philadelphia law
Day & Zimmermann Philadelphia construction
Disston Precision Philadelphia manufacturing
Dollar Financial Group Philadelphia finance
Drinker Biddle & Reath Philadelphia law
Duane Morris Philadelphia law
DuPont Wilmington, DE chemicals 81
Endo Pharmaceuticals Chadds Ford, PA drugs 81
Entercom Bala Cynwyd, PA media
ERT Philadelphia, PA healthcare
FMC Philadelphia chemicals 672
Fox Rothschild Philadelphia law
Frankford Candy & Chocolate Company Philadelphia food
Fuji Advanced Sports Philadelphia bicycles
Garfield Refining Philadelphia precious metal refining
Genesis HealthCare Kennett Square, PA healthcare
Harleysville Group Harleysville, PA insurance
Hill International Marlton, NJ construction
Holtec International Marlton, NJ nuclear power equipment
Innovative Solutions & Support Exton, PA aerospace
InterDigital Philadelphia telecommunications 68
Internet Capital Group Wayne, PA finance
Iron Stone Strategic Capital Partners Philadelphia, PA real estate
J & J Snack Foods Pennsauken, NJ food
JJ White[1] Philadelphia construction
Kenexa Wayne, PA Employment Solutions
Knoll East Greenville, PA Furniture
League Collegiate Wear Bridgeport, PA apparel
Liberty Property Trust Malvern, PA real estate
Lincoln National Corporation Philadelphia insurance 274
Melior Discovery Exton, PA Pharmaceutical
Destination Maternity Philadelphia apparel
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Philadelphia law
NutriSystem Horsham, PA food
Peddler's Village Lahaska, PA entertainment
Penn Mutual Horsham, PA insurance
Penn National Gaming Wyomissing, PA entertainment 794
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Philadelphia real estate
Penn Virginia Radnor, PA oil
Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack Philadelphia automotive 917
Pepper Hamilton Philadelphia law
PHH Mount Laurel, NJ financial
Philadelphia Media Network Philadelphia newspapers
QVC, Inc West Chester retail
Radian Group Philadelphia finance 959
Rita's Water Ice Bensalem, PA food
Saul Ewing Philadelphia law
Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis Philadelphia law
Stevens & Lee Reading, PA law
Sunoco Philadelphia oil 41
Sungard Wayne, PA information technology 435
Susquehanna International Group Bala Cynwyd, PA financial
Synygy Chester, PA Consulting and Outsourcing
Teleflex Limerick, PA manufacturing 797
Think Brownstone Conshohocken, PA design -
TLA Entertainment Group Philadelphia entertainment
Toll Brothers Horsham, PA house construction 667
Triumph Group Wayne, PA Aerospace Manufacturing and Repair
Troemner Thorofare, NJ science equipment
T.H. Properties Harleysville, PA home builder
UGI King of Prussia, PA utilities 377
Unisys Blue Bell, Pennsylvania information technology 456
Universal Health Services King of Prussia, PA healthcare 467
Urban Outfitters Philadelphia apparel 953
Vanguard Malvern, PA financial
ViroPharma Exton, PA pharmaceuticals
Vishay Intertechnology Malvern, PA electronics 712
VWR International Radnor, PA scientific products 579
Wawa Food Markets Wawa, PA convenience stores
West Pharmaceutical Services Lionville, PA healthcare 467
White and Williams LLP Philadelphia law
WPCS International Exton, PA construction
WSFS Bank Wilmington, DE financial

Nonprofit companies headquartered in the region[edit]

Name City Industry Notes
ACTS Retirement-Life Communities[2] West Point, Pennsylvania healthcare
Aria Health[3] Philadelphia healthcare
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia healthcare
Cooper Health Camden, New Jersey healthcare
Crozer-Keystone Health System Springfield, Pennsylvania healthcare
Elwyn Elwyn, Pennsylvania healthcare
Friends Hospital Philadelphia healthcare
Drexel University Philadelphia education
Immaculata University Immaculata (Chester County), Pennsylvania education
Independence Blue Cross Philadelphia insurance
La Salle University Philadelphia education
Lourdes Health System Camden, New Jersey healthcare
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia education
Temple University Philadelphia education
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia education
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia education
Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania education
Virtua Marlton, New Jersey healthcare

US headquarters of foreign corporations[edit]

Name City Industry Fortune
Global 500

rank (2009)
Notes
ACE Ltd. Philadelphia insurance
AgustaWestland Philadelphia aviation
Arkema Philadelphia chemicals
AstraZeneca Wilmington, DE pharmaceuticals 268
Bachmann Industries Philadelphia hobby
Bimbo Bakeries USA Horsham, PA food processing
GlaxoSmithKline Philadelphia, PA pharmaceuticals R&D Sites in King of Prussia & Collegeville
HSBC Bank USA Wilmington, DE financial 21
ING Direct Wilmington, DE financial 8
Rentokil Initial Reading, PA business services
Ricoh Americas Corporation Malvern, PA business services
SAP America Newtown Square, PA software
Shire Pharmaceuticals Wayne, PA pharmaceuticals
Siemens Healthcare Malvern, PA medical 30
Subaru of America Cherry Hill, NJ automotive
TD Bank, N.A. Cherry Hill, NJ financial formerly Commerce Bank
Teva Pharmaceuticals North Wales, PA pharmaceuticals

Divisions of US corporations[edit]

Name City Industry Parent Fortune 1000
rank (2007)
Notes
Acme Malvern, PA retail Supervalu 117
Boeing Rotorcraft Ridley Township, PA aviation Boeing 28
Centocor Malvern, PA pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson 36
Colonial Penn Philadelphia insurance Conseco
Delmarva Power Wilmington, DE energy Pepco Holdings 290
Economy.com West Chester, PA economic research Moody's Analytics
GSI Commerce King of Prussia, PA retail eBay
Happy Harry's Newark, DE retail Walgreens
Harrah's Philadelphia Chester, PA entertainment Caesars Entertainment
Genuardi's Norristown, PA retail Safeway
Keystone Helicopter Coatesville, PA aviation United Technologies 42
M.A.B. Paints Broomall, Pennsylvania paint Sherwin-Williams
MBNA Wilmington, DE financial Bank of America 9
McNeil Laboratories Fort Washington, PA pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson 36
Neoware King of Prussia, PA electronics Hewlett-Packard 14
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems Horsham, PA software Quality Systems
PECO Energy Philadelphia energy Exelon 150
QVC West Chester, Pennsylvania retail Liberty Media 281
Rohm and Haas Philadelphia chemicals Dow Chemical
Tastykake Philadelphia food Flowers Foods
Sesame Place Langhorne, PA entertainment SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Defunct corporations[edit]

Name City Industry Fate Notes
American Line Philadelphia maritime merged amalgamated into IMM.
Baldwin Locomotive Works Philadelphia & Eddystone, PA manufacturing failed
Brown Bros. & Co. Philadelphia financial merged moved to NYC, now called Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Commodore International West Chester, PA electronics failed Office complex is now home to QVC.
Consolidated Rail Corporation Philadelphia railroad split into: Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX Transportation, Conrail Shared Assets Operations.
Curtis Publishing Company Philadelphia publishing assets sold
Drexel and Company Philadelphia financial failed Transformed several times, eventually failed as part of the 1980s junk bond fiasco.
E.W. Clark & Co. Philadelphia, PA finance and banking merged Ultimately became part of Penn Mutual
EB Games West Chester, PA electronics and Gaming acquired by Game Stop
Ensoniq Malvern, PA electronics acquired by Creative Labs, which dissolved the brand.
EPrivacy Group Malvern, PA software acquired by Symantec, which dissolved the brand.
Extreme Championship Wrestling Philadelphia entertainment failed
Hercules Wilmington, DE chemicals acquired by Ashland
International Mercantile Marine Co. Philadelphia maritime failed Owned the Titanic.
J. G. Brill and Company Philadelphia railcars merged  
Lanston Monotype Company Philadelphia printing failed successor company moved to Buffalo, NY.
Midvale Steel Philadelphia steelmaking; fabrication merged Name survives in Heppenstall-Midvale AG
MOS Technology Norristown, PA electronics acquired by Commodore, which failed.
Muskogee Company Philadelphia mining acquired by Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Neafie & Levy Philadelphia Shipbuilding failed
Penn Central Transportation Philadelphia railroad failed most of it became SEPTA with merger of other railroads. Parts are now Amtrak.
Pennsylvania Railroad Philadelphia railroad merged with New York Central to become Penn Central.
Philadelphia Media Holdings Philadelphia newspapers bankrupt
Philco Philadelphia manufacturing merged with: 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 Bank Philadelphia financial merged acquired by Wachovia which was then acquired by Wells Fargo.
Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Philadelphia financial failed seized by the FDIC and sold to Mellon Financial
Reading Company Philadelphia railroad failed became SEPTA. A piece lives on as Reading Entertainment/Reading International, a real estate company.
Red Star Line Philadelphia maritime merged amalgamated into IMM.
Strawbridge's Philadelphia retail acquired restructured, renamed.
Wanamaker's Philadelphia retail acquired restructured, renamed.
William Cramp and Sons Philadelphia maritime failed
William Sellers & Co. Philadelphia machine tools,
industrial plant equipment
merged
Wilmington Trust Wilmington, DE financial acquired
Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen Philadelphia law dissolved by vote of partners
Wyeth Collegeville, PA Pharmaceuticals acquired by Pfizer

Divisions of foreign corporations[edit]

Corporations that moved to a different region[edit]

Less notable Philadelphia corporations[edit]

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