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PHILADELPHIA-In the next 40 years, the population in the United States is projected to grow by more than 90 million people, with the majority of the expansion occurring in our nation’s cities. The growth is concentrating in urban areas because in most parts of the country, job growth is significantly stronger in cities. This job growth is being driven by the knowledge and health care industries, which primarily employ younger, better educated workers who cluster near universities, museums and in old warehouse neighborhoods. In fact, 51% of all of the Philadelphia’s jobs are located in Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Center, comprised of the Center City and University City, and two thirds of Philadelphia’s job growth in the last year was in the education and health industries.

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