The Department of Commerce works with companies, large and small. Our work makes sure the city is a good place to do business. The offices in this department help Philadelphia businesses to launch and grow.

Office of Business Development

The Office of Business Development works to attract companies to Philadelphia. It also supports the expansion of those already here. This includes projects with local, national, and international companies.

Office of Economic Opportunity

The Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) supports minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses. This includes:

Office of Neighborhood Business Services

The Office of Neighborhood Business Services assists businesses and community organizations. They help simplify the process of opening and operating a business. They also make investments to strengthen neighborhood commercial areas.

Office of Workforce Development

The Office of Workforce Development supports talent needs in Philadelphia. Its goal is to prepare residents for careers in jobs that can sustain families. Workforce development helps bridge the gap between job seekers and employers.