The Business Tax Climate in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Competitor Locations

State tax burdens on business are relatively high for city and suburban locations in southeastern Pennsylvania. Compared to its competitor cities, Philadelphia ranked highest in state business tax burdens for five out of nine industries.


To assess the business tax climate in southeastern Pennsylvania and to evaluate the impact that recent changes in Pennsylvania's tax structure have had on the region's competitiveness, the Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) compiled this report that compares tax burdens for businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania with the tax liabilities that these businesses encounter in other regions in the United States.