Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: noon on Tuesday, Nov. 12 to noon on Thursday, Nov. 14

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

  • Nov
    13
    November Temple Business Roundtable: BRIC
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    November Temple Business Roundtable: BRIC

    November 13, 2019
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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    November Temple Business Roundtable: BRIC Date: 11/13/2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Registration Deadline: 11/12/2019 8:00 AM (EST) Fee: No Fee Point of Contact: Jamie Shanker-Passero (215) 204-2375 Center: Free Library of Philadelphia Location: 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia PA 19103-1116 Training Topics: Managing a Business Description: In collaboration with the Free Library Business Resource & Innovation Center, we are hosting a panel focused on entrepreneurship. Registration Link: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26103
  • Nov
    14
    Coffee & Commerce
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA

    Coffee & Commerce

    November 14, 2019
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA
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    Join Philadelphia's Department of Commerce for a Coffee & Commerce in West Philadelphia. This event is being hosted in partnership with The Enterprise Center, 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 for the free event.
  • Nov
    19
    Advisory Boards: “Miracle-Gro” for Small Businesses (Fall Session with PIDC)
    7:30 am to 10:00 am
    1500 Market Street, Suite 3500 West, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Advisory Boards: “Miracle-Gro” for Small Businesses (Fall Session with PIDC)

    November 19, 2019
    7:30 am to 10:00 am, 3 hours
    1500 Market Street, Suite 3500 West, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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    Advisory boards can add tremendous value for small business owners who are committed to achieving profitable and sustainable growth for their businesses. In this Workshop presented by ATHENAPowerlink® of the Delaware Valley, a panel of experts and entrepreneurs will share information, experience, and advice about the following: --Developing and managing your high-impact advisory board: *how your business can benefit from an advisory board *how to identify your advisory board members *how to work effectively with your advisory board --How ATHENAPowerlink® assembles advisory panels of volunteer experts customized to help women business owners to jump-start their business growth. WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Men and women small business owners who have built strong business foundations and who want to leverage the expertise and experience of a panel of experts to take their business to the “next level.” Register: http://www.pidcphila.com/events/advisory-boards-miracle-gro-small-businesses-fall

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