Welcome to the new Business Services website!

Recycling and Trash Bin requirements for Food Businesses

Any business that sells prepared or prepackaged food for consumption off the premises MUST provide cans for trash and recycling. These cans must be placed within ten (10) feet of the public entrance to the business during the business’ normal hours of operation.


ABOUT THE MAP The below is an interactive map comprised of vacant KOZ designated properties. Questions? Contact Sopheap Heng via phone (215) 683-2007 or email sopheap.heng@phila.gov To begin, click a listing in the table below the map, or use the search bar located under the bottom right corner of the map


ABOUT THE MAP The below is an interactive map comprised of technical support providers for businesses. The organizations included in this map can help with everything from workshops and training to financing. For further detailed requests, please contact the Office of Business Services hotline at 215-683-2100. To begin, choose a category from the drop...
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Developer Services

The City of Philadelphia’s Development Services Program is a resource available through the Office of Planning and Development to assist developers of major real estate projects in navigating the approval and regulatory process. The Program brings together representatives from the City’s relevant departments and agencies in the form of a Development Services Committee, which meets with developers to provide coordinated feedback on projects.

Connect with Local Business Organizations

The City of Philadelphia supports a number of programs and organizations to expand economic development. They provide small business loans and other financial assistance, general business support services, and support for commercial corridors. Small Business Loans Beech Interplex, Inc. Entrepreneur Works Community First Fund Neighborhood Progress Fund PIDC The Merchants...
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Hiring & Workforce Solutions Map

Explore our interactive map of over 50 organizations who can assist businesses of all sizes with their hiring and workforce needs.

Fair Chance Hiring Initiative

The Fair Chance Hiring Initiative is a pilot program that offers reimbursements to employers for hiring formerly incarcerated individuals.

Making Kenney’s Economic Vision a Reality

The Mayor’s economic vision for Philadelphia is simple. He wants to decrease poverty by improving education and job training, spreading economic growth to neighborhoods that have been left behind, and furthering the revitalization seen in Center City. Here are some of the ways the Department of Commerce is making that...
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Revitalizing K&A, One Business at a Time

Commerce Director Harold T. Epps continued his ongoing tour of the City’s many commercial corridors on Friday, May 5 when he visited K & A (the intersection of Kensington & Allegheny Avenues) to check out some of their businesses. To find out more about what it’s like to do businesses...
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Tax Subsidy Self-Reporting

If your business has received a tax subsidy from the City of Philadelphia, you must self-report by May 1, 2017.

Philly is Heading to SXSW

Mayor Jim Kenney and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce will join Amplify Philly — a coalition of Philadelphia startups, corporations, musicians, and other partners — in Austin, Texas  at the SXSW Interactive & Music Festival this March. The Amplify Philly initiative will promote Philadelphia as a hub for innovation, highlighting the...
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7 Ways You Can Help Philadelphia While Helping Your Business

In his 2017 address to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Mayor Kenney outlined his vision for the year ahead, noting the need for urgency if our city wants to continue growing its economy and remain competitive on the world stage. This year, it is no longer enough to row...
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How We Celebrated MLK Day 2017

This year, STEMcityPHL led the Department of Commerce in a Martin Luther King Day service project that explored the future of urban farming in Philadelphia. Volunteers from City government, Americorps and the Strawberry Mansion community came together at Dr. Ethel Allen School to help prepare for a new after school STEM...
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CDC Tax Credit Lottery Application is due January 12, 2017

In January, Philadelphia Department of Revenue will hold application lottery for business taxpayers interested in applying for the Community Development Corporation (CDC) Tax Credit. This program offers a tax credit to businesses that contribute to economic development efforts. Businesses receive a tax credit against their Business Income and Receipts Tax...
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