Through its capital budget, the Department of Commerce supports a variety of place-making strategies throughout the City, resulting in neighborhood improvements
, investment in the City’s industrial assets, and waterfront development along both the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers. Collectively these improvements help the City attract and retain talent and businesses.
Partners such as the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, and the Delaware River City Corporation, create vibrant public spaces which contribute to an attractive quality of life. Commerce also supports infrastructure improvements at the Navy Yard and other industrial areas that allow for the productive reuse of these properties.