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Department of Commerce

Small businesses and COVID-19: Apply now for the Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund, which offers grants or zero-interest loans to eligible businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.


1515 Arch St.
12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Our programs


Resources available for businesses

Information and resources are available for businesses affected by COVID-19. Find them here.

Survey: Business Impacts of COVID-19

We recognize that businesses in Philadelphia—and around the country—are especially impacted by the spread of COVID-19 in Philadelphia.

Please fill out this brief survey to tell us how your business is being impacted by COVID-19.

The survey is available in the following languages:


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    Women 2 Women Webinar: Cybersecurity and Remote Work
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Women 2 Women Webinar: Cybersecurity and Remote Work

    March 31, 2020
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour

    Women's Business Enterprise Center (WBEC-East) is hosting the Women 2 Women Webinar.

    This special edition of our Women 2 Women webinar will provide guidance on how to keep your systems secure while moving to remote work. 

    We'll cover tips, tricks and guidelines to a remote workforce, including: 

    -Risk mitigation 

    -Technological modifications 

    -Legal obligations 

    Location/link for webinar: