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.
The Philadelphia Global Identity Project is inviting Philadelphians to share their voices and contribute their thoughts to a new regional branding process. The results of this community survey will be critical to developing a new brand identity for the city. The identity, which will be developed in subsequent phases of this project, will be deployed around the globe in hopes of attracting and retaining business, capital, talent, students, and tourism in the region at large.
Fill out the survey here: www.SpeakPhilly.com
Do you want to work for the Department of Commerce? Apply for one of our open positions:
Dec10EventCoffee & Commerce at The Exchange in Oxford Circle10:00 am to 12:00 pmThe Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USAEvent
Coffee & Commerce at The Exchange in Oxford CircleDecember 10, 201810:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hoursThe Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USAmapJoin the Department of Commerce and The Merchants Fund for Coffee & Commerce! This event includes open office hours for small businesses to meet their local business services manager. At Coffee & Commerce, you can learn about City programs and resources, and discuss any business-related issues.
Dec12EventTrademark Basics 20186:30 pm to 8:00 pmParkway Central Library, Skyline Room, 4th Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103Event
Trademark Basics 2018December 12, 20186:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hoursParkway Central Library, Skyline Room, 4th Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103mapJoin the Free Library of Philadelphia for Speaker Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, who will discuss how intellectual property, such as trademarks, can create long-term business value and better protect your business.
Register bric.ticketleap/trademark-basics-2018/ or call 215-686-5394.
Dec25EventPitchandBrew at Pipeline12:30 pm to 1:30 pmPipeline Philadelphia, Graham Building, Graham Building, 15th FloorEvent
PitchandBrew at PipelineDecember 25, 201812:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 1 hourPipeline Philadelphia, Graham Building, Graham Building, 15th FloormapPitch and Brew is a free, public meet-up offering collaborative brainstorming, Idea checking & concept validation, and business advice for startups, entrepreneurs, and established organizations. You will get 90 seconds to 'Pitch' your ideas and 5 minutes to 'Brew' in the group. Sponsor: PitchandBrew and Pipeline Philly Cost: Free This event occurs every last Tuesday of every month. It's open door to anyone and everyone.