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Office of Corridor Improvements and Business Services

The Office of Business Services and Corridor Improvements offers direct support and guidance to Philadelphia businesses. This unit also manages programs that improve shopping areas for all.

Our offices

Office of Business Services

The Office of Business Services (OBS) is the first line of contact for Philadelphia business owners and entrepreneurs. Business services managers will assist you in navigating City processes. OBS helps businesses launch and thrive.

OBS can help you:

  • Navigate City requirements.
  • Find financing and incentive opportunities.
  • Address challenges as your business grows.
  • Connect with community and neighborhood organizations.

Our multilingual staff can help you in these languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Khmer
  • Vietnamese
  • French
  • Spanish

Office of Neighborhood Economic Development

The Office of Neighborhood Economic Development works to improve neighborhood shopping areas for all.

We invest in neighborhoods through:


Contact our office

If you have a business-related question for the Department of Commerce, you can use this form to get in touch with us. For other questions or complaints, contact Philly311.




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