Within easy commuting distance from Elkins Park are leading global companies in
healthcare, law, education, life sciences, finance and manufacturing.
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Medicine and Biotech

Philadelphia boasts one of the hottest medical biotech markets in the country. The
medical community dates back to the opening of the first hospital in the United States.
Several hospitals with national (and even international) reputations are within an easy
commute of Elkins Park, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Pennsylvania
Hospital, Hahnemann / MCP University Hospital, Abington Hospital, Holy Redeemer
Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital, Einstein Medical
Center, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and the Hospital of the
University of Pennsylvania.

Pharmaceutical companies also abound in the area, and many major pharmaceutical
companies have offices in the region.

The area is also home to a burgeoning number of biotech upstart and mainstream


A Philadelphia lawyer is “a lawyer of great ability,” according to the Oxford English
Dictionary. It is no surprise, then, that Philadelphia has one of the foremost legal
marketplaces in the country, including several AmLaw 100 firms and a wide array of
legal practices of all sizes, fields, and types.

Telecommunications and Information Technology

Philadelphia’s information technology sector is the 6th largest in the country, with
such giants as Comcast, Unisys, SunGard Data Systems, Vishay Intertechnology, and
Lockheed Martin, SAP North America, and Siemens located here.

For more general information about business or jobs in the Philadelphia area, please
follow one of the links below:

Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Greater Philadelphia County Chamber of Commerce

Philadelphia Inquirer / Daily News job listings

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