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

Our programs

Announcements

What makes Philly better than the rest? Fill out this survey to tell us!

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

Commerce is hiring!

Do you want to work for the Department of Commerce? Apply for one of our open positions:

Director of Business Financial and Technical Assistance

Workforce Partnerships Director

Events

  • Dec
    10
    Coffee & Commerce at The Exchange in Oxford Circle
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    The Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA

    Coffee & Commerce at The Exchange in Oxford Circle

    December 10, 2018
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Exchange at Oxford Circle, 6434 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA
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    Join 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.
  • Dec
    12
    Trademark Basics 2018
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Parkway Central Library, Skyline Room, 4th Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Trademark Basics 2018

    December 12, 2018
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    Parkway Central Library, Skyline Room, 4th Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    Join 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.

    Cost: FREE

    Register bric.ticketleap/trademark-basics-2018/ or call 215-686-5394.
  • Dec
    25
    PitchandBrew at Pipeline
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    Pipeline Philadelphia, Graham Building, Graham Building, 15th Floor

    PitchandBrew at Pipeline

    December 25, 2018
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 1 hour
    Pipeline Philadelphia, Graham Building, Graham Building, 15th Floor
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    Pitch 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.

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