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.
Mar25EventImmigrant Business Week Kickoff: Awards Ceremony10:15 am to 11:30 amThe Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USAEvent
Immigrant Business Week Kickoff: Awards CeremonyMarch 25, 201910:15 am to 11:30 am, 1 hourThe Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USAmapMayor 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.
Mar25EventImmigrant Business Week Kickoff: Office of Business Services Overview & One-on-One Multilingual Assistance11:30 am to 1:00 pmThe Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USAEvent
Immigrant Business Week Kickoff: Office of Business Services Overview & One-on-One Multilingual AssistanceMarch 25, 201911:30 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hoursThe Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USAmapAfter 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:
- Starting a business.
- City programs.
- Technical assistance.
RSVP for the workshop.
Mar26EventCómo adquirir una vivienda en Estados Unidos9:00 am to 11:00 am111 S Independence Mall E, Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAEvent
Cómo adquirir una vivienda en Estados UnidosMarch 26, 20199:00 am to 11:00 am, 2 hours111 S Independence Mall E, Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAmapThis 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.