The City of Philadelphia is currently at a crossroads. Gains in population growth, which can positively grow our tax base, are countered by a drop in median household income and a rise in deep poverty compared to peer cities. This poses the question: Is Philadelphia growing? It depends on who you ask — and on how you define growth. In order to effectively map out the future of Philadelphia, it is imperative to understand the significance of real estate development, business creation, and job growth.