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

  • Jun
    29
    Temple University Main Food Business Bootcamp
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Temple University Main Food Business Bootcamp

    June 29, 2019
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8 hours
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Everything You Didn't Know You Needed to Know About Opening a Food Business:

        Find funding for your start-up
        Build relationships with purveyors
        Tackle food and labor costs
        Work with the Board of Health
        Choose a place and space


    Saturday 9am-5pm $50/person
    (includes lunch and all materials)

    6/22/19 at Temple Ambler Campus

    6/29/19 at Temple Main Campus

    https://noncredit.temple.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do;jsessionid=26F45CFEDBEFF19C3CDF28103F272885?method=load&courseId=27445308&fbclid=IwAR1uyOnAFppEUNRFkTsbjJ_TAyFy8R-i0FC4tEqfX9AL-d6h3CJljbY6CsITemple University Main Food Business Boot Camp
  • Jul
    2
    Women's Opportunity Resource Center Family Savings Account Orientation
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    WORC | 2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

    Women's Opportunity Resource Center Family Savings Account Orientation

    July 2, 2019
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    WORC | 2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103
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    The Women's Opportunity Resource Center (WORC) runs a Family Savings Account program, which is a savings and match program created to assist low-income individuals achieve self-sufficiency. Funds can be used in several ways, including funding a business. WORC holds monthly orientation sessions for anyone interested in learning more about this program. Sponsor: WORC - Women's Opportunity Resource Center Cost: Orientation is FREE More information and registration: http://www.worc-pa.com/contact-events.html
  • Jul
    11
    Temple Main Campus Procurement Series: Nuts & Bolts
    8:00 am to 10:00 am
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Temple Main Campus Procurement Series: Nuts & Bolts

    July 11, 2019
    8:00 am to 10:00 am, 2 hours
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Procurement Series: Nuts & Bolts
    Are you ready to respond to RFPs from the government or prime contractors?

    at Temple Main Campus
    from 8:00 - 10:00 am

    7/11/19: The Value of Obtaining Certification

    7/18/19; Writing an Effective Capability Statement

    7/25/19: Navigating the Procurement Process

    8/1/19: Responding to an RFP

    8/8/19: Putting Together a Budget for Procurement Terms

    8/15/19: Supplier Diversity and How to Develop your Strategy for Success


    Sign up for one, any, many, or all of these workshops!

    Temple Main Procurement Summer Workshop Series

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