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For businesses

 The Department of Commerce helps people plan, start, and run businesses in Philadelphia.

One-on-one small business support

Our business service managers offer one-on-one support to help small businesses navigate City requirements and other challenges they may encounter. Learn more about one-on-one support.

Financial support

Money is available to help businesses, large and small, succeed. Programs and initiatives include:

  • InStore Program
  • Kiva
  • Business Security Camera Program
  • Storefront Improvement Program
  • Fair Chance Hiring Initiative
  • Philadelphia Business Lending Network

Learn more about the types of financial support available in the city.

Location-based incentives

Funding and tax breaks are available for businesses located in specific areas. Programs include:

  • Empowerment Zones.
  • Keystone Innovation Zones (KIZs).
  • Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZs).

Learn more about all the location-based incentive programs available in the city.

International business

The Department of Commerce has a team dedicated to international business, which provides services including:

  • Business attraction and retention.
  • Export and global expansion support for Philadelphia businesses.
  • Hosting inbound and outbound delegations.