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

  • Dec
    10
    Using the Census to Conduct Market Research: BYO Lunch & Learn
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Using the Census to Conduct Market Research: BYO Lunch & Learn

    December 10, 2019
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 2 hours
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Using the Census to Conduct Market Research: BYO Lunch & Learn Date: 12/10/2019 12pm Registration Deadline: 12/10/2019 8:00 AM (EST) Fee: No Fee Point of Contact: Jamie Shanker-Passero (215) 204-2375 Center: Temple University SBDC Main Campus Location: Temple SBDC, 1510 Cecil B Moore, PHILA PA 19121 Training Topics: Marketing/Sales Description: The census is a powerful and free tool that can provide business owners with data about their customers within their target geographic area. Bring your laptop for this interactive workshop instructing us on navigating the census website. Registration Link: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26115
  • Dec
    19
    Coffee & Commerce in Northeast Philly
    9:00 am to 11:00 am
    FASTSIGNS, 1701 Welsh Rd Unit 3, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA

    Coffee & Commerce in Northeast Philly

    December 19, 2019
    9:00 am to 11:00 am, 2 hours
    FASTSIGNS, 1701 Welsh Rd Unit 3, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA
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    Join Philadelphia's Department of Commerce for an English and Arabic bilingual Coffee & Commerce in Northeast Philadelphia. This event is being hosted in partnership with New World AssociationPhiladelphia Industrial Development Corporation, and Philadelphia Department of Revenue

    Coffee & Commerce includes open office hours for small businesses to meet with a business services manager. We can help new businesses launch and existing businesses thrive in Philadelphia.  

    Our staff can help you with:
    • Starting a business.
    • Taxes.
    • Funding.
    • Licenses.
    • City programs.
    • Technical assistance.

    RSVP for the free event.
  • Jan
    7
    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

    January 7, 2020
    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

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