Commercial & Arts Business Resources

Business Resources

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 COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program is now open. This program is not “first come, first served,” and there will be multiple rounds of application windows. Visit pabusinessgrants.com.

Outdoor dining application. New outdoor dining registrations for restaurants are available. Learn more about the four potential options restaurants can apply for.

Loans—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 jkoch@nkcdc.org or Jake Norton jnorton@nkcdc.org, 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 jnorton@nkcdc.org or Jessi Koch at jkoch@nkcdc.org, 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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