Office of Business Development

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

Business attraction and retention

Philadelphia possesses the key ingredients any company needs to support its long-term growth. The Office of Business Development assists companies interested in starting or expanding in our city. The Department of Commerce works with local partner organizations to make Philadelphia a great place to do business. To learn more about what this city has to offer, visit the Philadelphia Delivers website.

To help startup and tech companies thrive here, StartupPHL was launched in 2012. This City initiative supports entrepreneurs as Philadelphia’s tech presence continues to grow.


International business

Philadelphia invites businesses from around the world to explore the benefits of our city. The Department of Commerce has a team dedicated specifically to supporting international businesses.

Services include:

  • Attracting and retaining businesses.
  • Supporting export and global expansion for Philadelphia businesses.
  • Hosting inbound and outbound delegations.

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