Business Resources

Philadelphia Works partners with a number of organizations in the Philadelphia region that also provide services and resources to assist small and mid-sized businesses. Below is a list of these valuable workforce partners. If you have questions about specific services in the Philadelphia region, contact our Philadelphia Business Engagement Network specialists at 800-892-2288 or email business@philaworks.org for assistance or a referral.

African American Chamber of Commerce: The leading advocate for black-owned businesses in the Delaware Valley.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners: An independent not-for-profit economic development organization that works to stimulate economic growth through innovation, entrepreneurship and the development and adoption of new technologies.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: The principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the field of labor economics and statistics.

Center for Workforce Information and Analysis: Pennsylvania’s designated provider of employment statistics.

Community College of Philadelphia, Corporate Solutions: Offers employee training, certification testing and career focused on-site educational programs for employers.

Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development: Provides training and education to businesses in the greater Philadelphia region. Courses are customized to employer needs and delivered on-site or at the campuses of six member institutions.

Delaware Valley Healthcare Council: Assists member organizations on improving the health of their communities and supporting the regional health care system through advocacy, information, and education in the public interest

Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center: An economic development organization dedicated to helping manufacturers in the Philadelphia region compete and grow

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce: As advocate for businesses throughout the region, dedicated to supporting and encouraging the continued growth of each of its nearly 6,000 member companies, and the business community at large.

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Helps develop, promote, and advocate for Hispanic business in the Greater Philadelphia area and encourages the advancement and economic growth of the Hispanic community

Guide to the Philadelphia Reentry Employment Program: Offered through the Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders, offers employers business tax incentives  for hiring ex-offenders

InventPA: A provider of online economic programs, initiatives, and assistance for businesses and communities

Labor Market Information: Philadelphia Works researches and analyzes the composition of the workforce and employer demand in Philadelphia, the region, and the state. Click to find our research reports, publications, job openings data and more.

Mayor’s Office of Business Services: A provider of business assistance, services and programs by the City of Philadelphia and its economic development agencies.

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers: Provides entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses

Pennsylvania State Data Center: The Commonwealth’s official source of demographic and economic data

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation: A private, not-for-profit corporation that promotes economic development throughout the city.

Select Greater Philadelphia: An economic development marketing organization dedicated to attracting companies to Greater Philadelphia.

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration: Provides job, training, and career information to individuals and information on federal grants for businesses