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Crunching Numbers

by Philly Biz-- Editorial Staff

NINE
Number of local colleges and universities that made the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 list, including Drexel University, Swarthmore College, University of Pennsylvania and Villanova

$982 million
Total economic impact generated by overseas travels for the Philadelphia region in 2015, according to the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

40
Age of Philadelphia’s iconic children’s museum, the Please Touch Museum, located in Fairmount Park

23
Total acreage of the newly completed Pennovation Center at 34th and Grays Ferry Avenue, a result of combined efforts from PIDC and the Environmental Protection Agency

$19.1 million
Amount the city of Philadelphia collected in amusement tax revenues (five percent on the admission fee charged for concerts, movies and athletic events) in fiscal year 2016, two percent more than in 2015

Published (and copyrighted) in Philly Biz, Volume 1, Issue 11 (November, 2016).
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