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

  • Feb
    18
    Coffee and Commerce
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    11729 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116, USA

    Coffee and Commerce

    February 18, 2020
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    11729 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116, USA
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    Join Philadelphia's Department of Commerce for our Coffee & Commerce in the Somerton area of Philadelphia. This event is being hosted in partnership with New World Association, Philadelphia 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 here
  • Feb
    20
    Power Up Your Business: Search Engine Optimization Basics for Your Small Business
    5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    1751 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

    Power Up Your Business: Search Engine Optimization Basics for Your Small Business

    February 20, 2020
    5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 3 hours
    1751 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
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    Community College of Philadelphia presents Power Up Your Business: Search Engine Optimization Basics for Your Small Business. Forty-three million people visited Philly last year and spent $ 7.1 billion. Learn how to gain a share of this market: • What does SEO mean for a small business like yours? • How can understanding SEO help you attract more customers and increase revenue • Manage your online reputation to stay competitive REGISTER ONLINE at https://ccp.edu/business-and-industry/power-your-business QUESTIONS? Contact us at powerup@ccp.edu or 215.496.6151.
  • Feb
    27
    Power Up Your Business: Managing Your Company’s Online Reputation
    5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    1751 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

    Power Up Your Business: Managing Your Company’s Online Reputation

    February 27, 2020
    5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 3 hours
    1751 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
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    Community College of Philadelphia presents Power Up Your Business: Managing Your Company's Online Reputation. • Learn how to manage your online reputation by monitoring and reacting accordingly to reviews, ratings and customer questions across different online platforms  • Tell your business’ story—let your customers know where you have been, where you are going and why REGISTER ONLINE at https://ccp.edu/business-and-industry/power-your-business. QUESTIONS? Contact us at powerup@ccp.edu or 215.496.6151.

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