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
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Our programs

Events

  • Jun
    4
    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

    June 4, 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
  • Jun
    19
    Doing Business in the City: Philadelphia Water Department (PWD)
    1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
    1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Doing Business in the City: Philadelphia Water Department (PWD)

    June 19, 2019
    1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, 3 hours
    1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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    Join Philadelphia's Office of Economic Opportunity
    for Doing Business in the City, a monthly event that explores opportunities to build your business with City contracts. This month, Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) will present. This event can help you develop strategy for pursuing competitive bids and non-competitive contracts. Learn more about the resources available to support your business.

    RSVP for the event.

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