Talk:List of companies based in the Philadelphia area

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Inclusion criteria[edit]

I've been struggling with determining exactly how to evaluate companies to put on this list. My working criteria for inclusion are listed below:

Eligibility[edit]

  • Must be within the "Delaware Valley" Census designated place.
    • Including: Phila, Wilmington, Camden, Reading (new for most recent CDP def.)
    • Not including: Atlantic City, Trenton, Harrisburg, Lehigh valley
  • Law firms and other professional partnerships are eligible.
  • Local companies that were acquired by non-local companies are eligble. (PECO, SmithKline)
  • Companies of the past like PRR and Reading are eligible.
  • Government agencies like PGW and PWD are not eligible.
  • Non-profit agencies like IBX are not eligible, despite being incorporated.

Notability[edit]

Specifying notability requirements is harder. Special attention will be paid to headquarters within Philadelphia. I'm just throwing out numbers here:

  • Fortune 1000 members certainly included.
  • Companies with over $100M annual revenue included.
  • Companies with more than 250 employees included.
  • Phila based companies with over $25M annual revenue considered.
  • Phila based companies with more than 100 employees considered.
  • Well known consumer brands should be included. Public knowledge may be primarily in the DelVal area.
  • Companies with buildings named after them are notable and should be mentioned no matter what their current status is. -- Austin Murphy (talk) 18:24, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
Since this was written, Wikipedia has developed a standard for this kind of thing: "In general, a person or organization added to a list should have a pre-existing article before being added to most lists." Thus Aramark would qualify, Joe's Corner Store would not. It's very straight forward: Blue links are included, red links are not. "Philadelphia area" is a bit vague. I can't really see a justification for excluding public utilities and non-profits. Thoughts? - SummerPhD (talk) 21:03, 8 May 2014 (UTC)