Business & Arts Business Services

Business Services

NKCDC can connect you to local business support, including free consulting, grants, training & promotion.

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.

Business Associations

Here’s a complete list of business improvement districts and small business associations available to businesses in Port Richmond, Kensington, and Fishtown, Philadelphia.

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Small Business Resources

Browse a carefully selected list of opportunities for grants, financing, city services, education, consulting, guides and tools for your small businesses in the River Wards.

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Technical Assistance

NKCDC provides free technical assistance to small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs in Kensington, Port Richmond and Fishtown, Philadelphia. Local business support includes licenses & permits, zoning, financial referrals, business planning and navigating city departments and resources.

Contact, or call 215-427-0350.

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.

Equitable Development

NKCDC supports the sustainable growth and revitalization of the neighborhood and its commercial areas by ensuring residents and businesses take an active role in development without displacement. We are helping residents and community stakeholders design a set of principles that will guide developers to make informed decisions about fostering a healthy community. 

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