Business & Arts

NKCDC connects artists & small businesses to financial support, real estate opportunities and technical assistance.

Help for flooding

The City has posted an information update regarding flooding and damage from Ida. Included within that information is a link to a site where individuals can report property damage to help the City’s Office of Emergency Management better understand the impact of the storm upon businesses, property owners and residents in different areas of the city. 

Help during COVID-19

Sign up for NKCDC Business or Frankford Ave Arts e-newsletters for updated information on COVID-19 emergency resources and news.

The City of Philadelphia is maintaining a solid list of financial resources for businesses.

Small business text alerts

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!

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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