COVID-19 information: Philadelphia is in a modified, restricted green phase of reopening. For the latest information, visit phila.gov/COVID-19. Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.

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

Announcements

Apply for new COVID-19 Statewide Small Business Assistance program

The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program is a new program from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19.

Learn more, including how to apply.

Events

  • Jul
    7
    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours

    July 7, 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
  • Jul
    7
    Women's Opportunity Resource Center Family Savings Account Orientation
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    WORC | 2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

    Women's Opportunity Resource Center Family Savings Account Orientation

    July 7, 2020
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    WORC | 2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103
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    The Women's Opportunity Resource Center (WORC) runs a Family Savings Account program, which is a savings and match program created to assist low-income individuals achieve self-sufficiency. Funds can be used in several ways, including funding a business. WORC holds monthly orientation sessions for anyone interested in learning more about this program. Sponsor: WORC - Women's Opportunity Resource Center Cost: Orientation is FREE More information and registration: http://www.worc-pa.com/contact-events.html
  • Jul
    8
    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours

    July 8, 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

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