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

  • Sep
    20
    Temple Ambler Campus Procurement Series: Nuts & Bolts
    11:30 am to 2:00 pm
    580 Meetinghouse Road Library Building, Room 13 Ambler, PA 19002

    Temple Ambler Campus Procurement Series: Nuts & Bolts

    September 20, 2019
    11:30 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
    580 Meetinghouse Road Library Building, Room 13 Ambler, PA 19002
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    Procurement Series: Nuts & Bolts
    Are you ready to respond to RFPs from the government or prime contractors?

    at Temple Ambler Campus
    from 11:30 am - 2:00  pm

    9/10/19: The Value of Obtaining Certification

    9/27/19; Writing an Effective Capability Statement

    10/04/19: Navigating the Procurement Process

    10/11/19: Responding to an RFP

    10/18/19: Putting Together a Budget for Procurement Terms

    10/25/19: Supplier Diversity and How to Develop your Strategy for Success



    Sign up for one, any, many, or all of these workshops!
    https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events?reset=1
  • Sep
    23
    PIDC's 10,000 Small Businesses: Info Session 2
    7:30 am to 10:00 am

    PIDC's 10,000 Small Businesses: Info Session 2

    September 23, 2019
    7:30 am to 10:00 am, 3 hours
    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. To date, the program has served over 6,700 small business owners across all 50 states. Program results show that graduates consistently grow their revenues and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy. Join PIDC and our partners at Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses to learn how you, too, can be a part of this phenomenal program for business growth. Register: http://www.pidcphila.com/events/10000-small-businesses-info-session-2
  • Sep
    24
    PIDC's Financial Statements Series (Pt 2)
    7:30 am to 10:00 am
    1500 Market Street, Suite 3500 West, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    PIDC's Financial Statements Series (Pt 2)

    September 24, 2019
    7:30 am to 10:00 am, 3 hours
    1500 Market Street, Suite 3500 West, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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    This workshop will break-down the mystery of financial statements, from the balance sheet, the profit & loss/income statement, and the statement of cash flows, to a comprehensive and interactive dialogue about the impact of taxes on your business. You will leave each session with a greater understanding of building, interpreting, and articulating the financial statements and how to use them to help position your company for success. Register: http://www.pidcphila.com/events/financial-statements-series-pt-2

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