We are Open for Business
At PIDC, our top priority is the health and well-being of our employees, clients, partners, and community. As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, PIDC is staying in close contact with our local and regional partners.
We continuously review and assess the recommendations and requirements put out by the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, as well as the World Health Organization and the CDC, and implement necessary precautions and protective steps.
We recognize that this pandemic is significantly impacting our economy and your business. Please know that PIDC remains a resource for you. We will continue to make communication a top priority during this evolving situation.
In response to the recommendations and guidelines, PIDC is taking the following steps:
A Message From Our President: See email.
Business Builder Workshops: All workshops will be moving to online webinars. You can continue to RVSP online and you will be provided with the webinar link closer to the event date.
Navy Yard Updates: Information for all events and activities scheduled to take place at the Navy Yard can be found here.
PIDC Offices: Our offices are physically closed and contingency plans are in place to ensure business continuity. Our staff is working remotely to continue providing the same excellent client service that you have come to expect from us. PIDC continues to be open for business, and we want to assure our clients and partners that we are continuing to work for you. #OpenInPHL
Business & Worker Relief Fund – PIDC is activingly working with the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department to draft an emergency response package. More details will be announced this week. Read 3/16/2020 Press Release
COVID Impact Survey – In the meantime, we want to hear your concerns and respond to your business needs. We are asking the business community to please fill out this brief survey, which will help inform us of your most pressing needs. The survey is in the following languages:
Office of Business Services at the Department of Commerce stands ready to support businesses. They can be reached via a hotline (215-683-2100) and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Disaster Response – Download PDF
Economic Injury Disaster Loan – Philadelphia is now eligible. Apply here
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources – See link
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