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.

New Series of Workshops Focuses on Career Readiness

“Career Readiness: Establishing a Path for Your Future” is a series of workshops for School District students and their family members focusing on workforce readiness. The program is presented by the City’s Department of Commerce and the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Family and Community Engagement. The workshops are free...
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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

We’re building something new! We’ve recently updated the phila.gov website to include new, easy-to-use content. As part of this modernization, this page has been rewritten and redesigned. To access this information, please visit https://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-commerce/supporting-business/one-on-one-business-support/

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.

Passport PHL is Back!

Now in its second iteration, Passport PHL, is back to encourage more Philadelphia residents to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods and immigrant-owned businesses. Passport PHL 2017 will focus on the North 5th Street Corridor in Olney. To be part of the Passport PHL experience, people simply have to visit the participating businesses...
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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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Nuisance Business Law

The Nuisance Business Law was created to address the City’s commitment to reducing chronic nuisance behaviors in and around businesses to improve the health, safety, and welfare of the community. This new law is critical to improving the quality of life in our business communities. This law is an empowerment tool for business owners to be part of the solution by combatting nuisance behavior. When businesses are proactive in deterring nuisance behavior, commercial corridors will prosper and neighborhoods will improve.

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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