Philadelphia’s Navy Yard booms

Companies take root where warships were once built

Posted: February 12, 2013 at 3:03 a.m.

Vehicles pass the main gate at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard last week. The former military property is now home to 130 companies and 10,000 employees.

The city’s Navy Yard, a huge military powerhouse where battleships were built until the Cold War ended, is celebrating a milestone that seemed a stretch when the Navy shipped out 17 years ago.

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Business, Pages 23 on 02/12/2013