Commercial & Arts Business Resources

Business Resources

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

Help for COVID-19

Help is on the way for businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Health posters—Download health posters for your office on the Centers for Disease Control website.

Survey—Please complete the city’s Business Impacts Survey.

Loans—The City of Philadelphia is maintaining a good 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 or call 215-427-0350.

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 Jake Norton or Jessi Koch at, or call 215-427-0350.

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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