Commercial & Arts

NKCDC connects artists & business owners to financial resources, real estate opportunities and technical assistance.

Help for COVID-19

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

Closure order—Businesses seeking waivers and exemptions to the Philadelphia closure order can use the Pennsylvania DCED Business Exemption Form for assistance.

Workplace posters—The U.S. Department of Labor released a poster to provide notice to employees regarding their rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Download health posters on the Centers for Disease Control website.

Loans—As of April 27, Congress added another $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program and added requirements that more funding go to small & family-owned businesses. However, the program is first-come, first serve, and funds will likely run out again.

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

NKCDC’s Economic Development team is available to help support Riverwards business and connect you to available aid. Email Jessi Koch at or Jake Norton, or call 215-427-0350.

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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Business Resources

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.

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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