COVID-19 information: Philadelphia is in a modified, restricted green phase of reopening. For the latest information, visit phila.gov/COVID-19. Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.

Department of Commerce

As business activity begins to resume in Philadelphia, businesses should reopen with care by following the City’s industry-specific reopening health guidance. 

Businesses impacted by COVID-19 can learn more about information and resources available.

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

Announcements

Apply for new COVID-19 Statewide Small Business Assistance program

The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program is a new program from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19.

Learn more, including how to apply.

Events

  • Jul
    13
    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours

    July 13, 2020
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 2 hours

    Access experts who can help you navigate during COVID-19. Speak with someone face to face (virtually) who can help you. 

    Temple SBDC is holding open office hours via Zoom. You do not need to pre-register. 

    Office hours are Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional resources, webinars, and recordings can also be accessed via the Temple SBDC website.

    Click here to request an appointment
  • Jul
    14
    Employee Manual Essentials: Lunch & Learn
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Employee Manual Essentials: Lunch & Learn

    July 14, 2020
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 2 hours
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Working on your employee manual? Make sure the essentials are covered. Join us for this Lunch & Learn featuringBernard A. Williams, Esq. of Company Cousel LLC Register Here:  https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26574
  • Jul
    14
    What to Include in Your Employee Manual: Lunch & Learn
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    What to Include in Your Employee Manual: Lunch & Learn

    July 14, 2020
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
    1510 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Date: 7/14/2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM(EDT)
    Registration Deadline: 7/14/2020 8:00 AM (EDT)
    Fee: No Fee

    Point of Contact: Jamie Shanker-Passero (215) 204-2375
    Location: 1510 Cecil B Moore, PHILA PA 19121-3411

    Training Topics: Human Resources/Managing Employees
    Description:

    Working on your employee manual? Make sure the essentials are covered. Join us for this Lunch & Learn featuring Bernard A. Williams, Esq. of Company Cousel LLC

    Registration Link: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26574

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