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The Frankford CDC is here to help establish, support & grow your business.

  • The Frankford Commercial Corridor is strategically located southeast of the Frankford Transportation Center; SEPTA’s busiest transportation center with over 50,000 riders daily. The Commercial Corridor is one of the City’s largest, running from 4200 to 5200 Frankford Avenue.
The Frankford Commercial Corridor currently has approximately 180 active businesses located on Frankford Avenue and several hundred more throughout the adjacent streets and neighborhood.

The Frankford CDC can help with establishing a new business from its developmental stage. If you are ready to get started on your own business, take a look at our template for a Business Plan. We can also assist you in finding a location for your business with our Vacancy Hotlist.

The Frankford CDC also assists existing area businesses with identifying and utilizing resources available to support, fund and promote their business. The City Storefront Improvement Program is a façade program with reimbursed grant monies available to new or existing businesses to make improvements to their facades. These improvements include but are not limited to windows, lighting, awnings, doors and security gates. For more information on this and other funding sources please contact our offices ( ).

The Office of Business Services

The Office of Business Services (OBS) in the Department of Commerce stands ready to help your business with a wide range of issues, from navigating permitting processes to identifying loan and grant programs for which you might qualify.
  • The City of Philadelphia partners with many non-profit organizations who provide small business education and support services centered in key neighborhoods. The following is a listing of the City’s partners, however there are many other organizations that assist small businesses. To find out more, please visit Office of Business Services page or call (215) 683-2100

Frankford Economic Development Steering Committee

Frankford CDC has brought together a collaboration of organizations and public officials made up of local developers and representatives on the City and State level to spearhead economic development initiatives in Frankford.
  • The Frankford Economic Development Steering Committee consists of representatives from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Frankford Business and Professional Association, the Frankford NAC Zoning Committee, the EPIC Community Stakeholders Group, Office of Business Services, and our State Representative and City Council offices, to identify and strategically pursue projects that will have tangible results in revitalizing Frankford .
  • Currently the steering committee is primarily working with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission to implement the City’s 2035 District Plan for the Lower Northeast through the Destination Frankford Initiative which will provide Frankford with new wayfinding signage that will be installed throughout the neighborhood and an exciting pop-up park for our Commercial Corridor. Learn More About Destination Frankford (hyperlink to the Destination Frankford Page).
  • Additionally, the steering committee is working closely with Councilwoman Maria D. Quinones Sanchez, the Frankford NAC Zoning Committee and the Planning Commission to change the existing zoning along the commercial corridor in an effort to encourage new development and land uses envisioned by the community through the district planning proces
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The Frankford Business & Professional Association is a membership-based coalition of stakeholders that strive to stimulate economic development and provide support to the local business community of Frankford. FBPA members and supporters include business owners, entrepreneurs, community organizations, service groups, religious leaders and residents.

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