Philadelphia is America's next great city, and there's no better place to launch your career and start a family.

Our economy is strong, business is growing, and opportunity abounds. When I was growing up in Philadelphia, I knew my neighborhood was the best, and today people are saying the same about their neighborhoods. Northern Liberties is experiencing a renaissance that is second to none, with bars and restaurants lining up to open their doors there. Roxborough and Manayunk boast one of the best shopping districts, surrounded by neighborhoods that young families are flocking to. Fishtown is one of the great American neighborhoods, lined with rowhouses just waiting to become any young couple's first new home.

As mayor, I am confident I will have no problem keeping Philadelphia in the national spotlight.

Philadelphia's historic attractions, coupled with our vibrant arts and cultural events, attract people from all over the East Coast and ensure that you will never have a problem planning a Friday night. From the Kimmel Center and the Wilma Theater to the revelry of the Mummers on New Year's Day, Philadelphia offers something unique 365 days a year.

In some cities you might be confined to a gym or surrounded by cement, but in Philadelphia, you can exercise outdoors in the 9,200 acres of Fairmount Park or any one of our dozens of public parks. And don't forget that the Eagles, Sixers, Flyers and Phillies are the best professional teams in America - just ask anyone from Philadelphia! No town has better fans, and being a member of the most loyal fan base in the country is something you just can't buy. I love Philadelphia, and pride myself on being this city's biggest cheerleader as a U.S. congressman - and soon as its mayor.