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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

Events

  • Aug
    10
    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours

    August 10, 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
  • Aug
    11
    Starting a Business 101
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    https://temple.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_URJGZZHcQ8CRFMFYJb7lVQ

    Starting a Business 101

    August 11, 2020
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 2 hours
    https://temple.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_URJGZZHcQ8CRFMFYJb7lVQ
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    Date: 8/11/20

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

    Status: Open - 490 places remaining

    Registration Deadline: 8/11/20 11:50 AM(EDT)

    Fee: No Fee

    Point of Contact: Jamie Shanker-Passero(215) 204-7282

    Location: virtual, Philadelphia PA 19146

    Training Topics: BusinessStart-up/Preplanning

    Description:

    Have your finances been impacted by thepandemic and pushed you to start thinking about launching a small business?Join this introductory presentation to break down the nuts and bolts of what isneeded to start a business.

    Instructions: Zoom link sent uponregistration

    Registration Link: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27058

  • Aug
    11
    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours

    August 11, 2020
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 1 hour
    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

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