Business & Arts Business Services

Business Services

NKCDC can connect you to free business plan development and consulting, grants, training, networking and promotion.

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.

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. We can help with licenses & permits, zoning, financial referrals, business planning and navigating city departments and resources.

Contact, or call 215-427-0350.

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!

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 in the planning phase of 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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