From famous works of art to industry-changing innovations and successful meetings and conventions, some of the world’s greatest minds have chosen to make it in Philadelphia.

With a legacy of hosting prestigious events, starting with the First Continental Congress to today, Philadelphia has everything needed to host the Democratic National Convention. Our strong minority business community, engaged labor presence and unrivaled delegate experience have made the city a top choice for some of the country’s most important meetings and conventions.

Here are some more reasons why Philadelphia is the choice to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016: