Business & Arts

NKCDC provides artist, entrepreneur & small business support, including financial resources, real estate opportunities & technical assistance.

Help during Covid-19

Connect to small business support through the NKCDC Business or Frankford Ave Arts e-newsletters. Sign up for occasional NKCDC business alerts by texting “nkcdcsmallbiz” to 833-901-2072. Find a list of financial resources for businesses on the the City of Philadelphia website.

Small business support by text

NKCDC’s economic development team has launched a new text message service to keep small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs in Kensington, Port Richmond and Fishtown up to date about the latest resources available. Text “nkcdcsmallbiz” to 833-901-2072 to register! 

Sign up for arts or business emails here.

Business Services

You run your business while we make your life easier. We’ll connect you with free business plan development and small business consulting, local and low barrier financial resources and opportunities for training, networking and promotion.

Arts & Artists

From small shops and studios to world-class restaurants and music venues, the arts are at home in the River Wards. Let NKCDC help you with financing, marketing, networking, business skills, studio space and housing.

NKCDC Garden

The NKCDC Garden is a breath of fresh air on Frankford Avenue. Located on the corner of Berks Street, the space regularly hosts community events and markets featuring local artists, musicians, and vendors. The Garden is also available for private rentals.

Business Directory & Neighborhood Resource Guide

NKCDC publishes an annual Business Directory and Neighborhood Resource Guide online and in print. Reach your target market in Fishtown, Kensington and Port Richmond—year-round—with an affordable ad or free listing.

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Commercial Property Listings

Looking for a new business space? Here’s a running list of available commercial, industrial, and vacant land properties across the 19125 and 19134 zip codes.

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First Fridays

Celebrate the creative spirit of the River Wards on the first Friday of every month. Businesses and galleries open their doors to art lovers of all kinds with food and drink specials, performances, and unique exhibitions. 

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