Business & Arts

NKCDC provides artists, entrepreneurs & small businesses support, including financial resources, real estate opportunities & technical assistance.

Online Workshop Series

Learn about entrepreneurial skills and free resources for your business through NKCDC’s ‘Open for Business’ online workshop series with Widener Small Business Development Center.

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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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Submit your business listing

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.

View available properties

Free Technical Assistance

Through partnerships with local business service providers and financial support from Wells Fargo, NKCDC is offering free technical assistance to small businesses in Kensington. Free services include:

  • Support with accounting and tax preparation
  • Legal and insurance counseling
  • Digital marketing and web development assistance

Small businesses in Kensington, especially those owned by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) entrepreneurs, are encouraged to complete the brief application below to receive free assistance.

For questions or more information, please contact Anthony Miller at amiller@nkcdc.org.

 

Register your business for free technical assistance

Arts & Artists

Artist Resources

Our curated list of arts opportunities and artist resources in Philadelphia.

Frankford Ave Arts

NKCDC formed Frankford Ave Arts in 2005 to foster the creative economy and revitalize the Frankford Avenue corridor. Today, we promote the thriving arts and creative business scene across the River Wards by connecting Philly artists with resources and promoting arts events through our networks.

Kensington Derby & Arts Festival

After more than a decade of coordinating the annual arts festival and parade, NKCDC and East Kensington Neighbors Association are pleased to hand management of the festival to Fishtown District.

Whether you’re eating, drinking, selling art or driving a human-powered parade float through a mud pit, the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby & Arts Festival has something for you.

More Business Services

Small Business Resources

Opportunities for grants, financing, city services, education, consulting, guides and tools for your small business in Philadelphia.

Business Associations

A complete list of business improvement districts & small business associations for Port Richmond, Kensington, and Fishtown, Philadelphia.

Outdoor event space

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.

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.