Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 to 7:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16

Supporting business

 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.

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Financial support

Money is available to help businesses, large and small, succeed.

Types of financial support:

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

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

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International business

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.
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