The Department of Commerce supports businesses, small and large, in Philadelphia. Our work provides resources and opportunities for businesses to grow. The offices in this department work to support a thriving economy for all people who live and work in our city.
Office of Business Development and Workforce Solutions
The Office of Business Development and Workforce Solutions works to attract international and domestic companies. It also supports the expansion of those that are already here. This includes convening workforce partners for job opportunities across all business sectors.
Office of Economic Opportunity
The Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) supports minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses.
Office of Corridor Improvements and Business Services
The Office of Corridor Improvements and Business Services offers direct support and guidance to Philadelphia businesses. This unit also manages programs that improve shopping areas for all.
Office of Neighborhood Economic Development
The Office of Neighborhood Economic Development creates business support programs. This unit also funds local organizations to support economic growth in neighborhood commercial areas.
Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
The Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives supports all units with:
- Policy initiatives.
- Business advocacy.
This unit also works to make it easier to do business and increase access to information through improved internal coordination.