Department of Commerce

What we do

The Department of Commerce helps businesses—large and small—thrive in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the perfect home for your business, offering:

  • Reasonable office rents and cost of living.
  • A ready workforce.
  • A central location on the Northeast corridor.

We work to:

  • Attract and keep a diverse set of businesses.
  • Revitalize neighborhoods by building vibrant commercial districts.
  • Support small businesses and improve access to funding.
  • Develop a strong talent pipeline.
  • Increase contracting opportunities for minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses.

Connect

Address
1515 Arch St.
12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email business@phila.gov
Social

Our programs

Events

  • Mar
    25
    Immigrant Business Week Kickoff: Awards Ceremony
    10:15 am to 11:30 am
    The Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA

    Immigrant Business Week Kickoff: Awards Ceremony

    March 25, 2019
    10:15 am to 11:30 am, 1 hour
    The Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA
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    Mayor Jim Kenney will formally kick off Immigrant Business Week with the Department of Commerce and Office of Immigrant Affairs. At this launch event, the City will honor several individuals who have served as community connectors for immigrant businesses in the Oxford Circle neighborhood of Philadelphia:
    • Mingchu Pearl Huynh, Northeast Philadelphia Chinese Association
    • Bishara Kuttab, Bisho’s Cafe & Bakery
    • Chuong Le, Pho Saigon
    • Sal Nunez, Buccann 

    Join us at 10:15 a.m. for coffee and networking. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m., followed by a workshop and one-on-one multilingual assistance with the Department of Commerce’s Office of Business Services at 11:30 a.m.

    RSVP for the event.
  • Mar
    25
    Immigrant Business Week Kickoff: Office of Business Services Overview & One-on-One Multilingual Assistance
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    The Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA

    Immigrant Business Week Kickoff: Office of Business Services Overview & One-on-One Multilingual Assistance

    March 25, 2019
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA
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    After the Immigrant Business Week kickoff ceremony earlier in the morning, the City of Philadelphia's Office of Business Services will host a workshop. The presentation will focus on ways the City can help your business start and grow in Philadelphia. After the short presentation, our multilingual business service managers will be available to answer your small business questions.

    Assistance will be available in:
    • Arabic.
    • Chinese.
    • English.
    • French.
    • Spanish. 
    They can help you with:
    • Starting a business.
    • Funding.
    • Licenses.
    • City programs.
    • Technical assistance. 

    RSVP for the workshop.
  • Mar
    26
    Cómo adquirir una vivienda en Estados Unidos
    9:00 am to 11:00 am
    111 S Independence Mall E, Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Cómo adquirir una vivienda en Estados Unidos

    March 26, 2019
    9:00 am to 11:00 am, 2 hours
    111 S Independence Mall E, Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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    This event is part of Immigrant Business Week. 

    Event language:
    Spanish

    El taller es proveerá las heramientas necesarias para conocer el proceso de compra de una casa en Estados Unidos, conozca la rreglas que le aplican y los consejos que debe tomar en cuenta.

    Find out more about the event from Consulmex Filadelfia.

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