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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Announcements

We’re Hiring!

Do you want to work for the Department of Commerce? We’re hiring for the following position:

NOW OPEN: Call For Ideas for Innovative Workforce Solutions

The Department of Commerce is seeking proposals that identify innovative, evidence-informed approaches to supporting under- and un-employed Philadelphians prepare for—and connect to—sustainable career pathways that pay a living wage.

Proposals must clearly identify how funding would be used to address workforce challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and/or exacerbated by long-standing racial injustice.

Events

  • Oct
    30
    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours

    October 30, 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
  • Nov
    3
    Your Own Corner of the Internet: Basics of Building a Website [SBDC CoE]
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Your Own Corner of the Internet: Basics of Building a Website [SBDC CoE]

    November 3, 2020
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 2 hours

    Date: 11/3/20

    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)

    Status: Open - 494 places remaining

    Registration Deadline: 11/3/20 2:00 PM (EST)

    Fee: No Fee

    Point of Contact: Jamie Shanker-Passero

    Location: virtual, Philadelphia PA 19121

    Training Topics: COVID-19 General Support,Marketing/Sales, Technology

    Description: Learn how to create a website to promoteyour business. Topics include: -Compare the pros and cons of different websitehosting platforms -How to select and implement a website on a hosting provider-Choosing a domain name -How to organize and publish web content This webinaris relevant for businesses: -Who want to improve their digital marketing butdon’t know where to start -Who have tried digital marketing but want to improvetheir reach while minimizing costs

    Instructions: Zoom link sent with registrationconfirmation, double check your email address is correct

    Registration Link: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27328

  • Nov
    3
    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours

    November 3, 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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