Greater Philadelphia

Doing Business in Greater Philadelphia & Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development – International Business Development
Joe Burke, Deputy Secretary
David Briel, Executive Director
Keystone Building 4th Fl.
400 North St.
Harrisburg, PA  17120-0225
717-720-7373
dbriel@pa.gov
www.newPA.com
Economic Development Agency for the State of Pennsylvania. Assists companies interested in setting up operations in Pennsylvania.

Select Greater Philadelphia
Matt Cabrey, Executive Director
Jeanne Nevelos, VP Business Expansion Services
200 S. Broad Street, Ste. 700
Philadelphia, PA  19102
215-790-3777
jnevelos@selectgreaterphila.com​
www.SelectGreaterPhiladelphia.com
Economic Development Agency for the Philadelphia Metropolitan area and the Delaware Valley, including southern New Jersey and northern Delaware. Assists companies interested in setting up operations in our region. 

 

City of Philadelphia – Department of Commerce
Carol Brooks, Manager of International Trade & Diplomatic Liaison
One Parkway
1515 Arch Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19102
215-683-2127
carol.brooks@phila.gov
www.phila.gov

 

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
www.philachamber.com
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber is a broad-based association representing more than 5,000 businesses of all sizes from virtually every industry and profession in our region. The GPCC is at the crossroads of business and government, working together to ensure the long-term advancement of Greater Philadelphia as one of the world’s great metropolitan regions.

 

Eastern Technology Council
www.techcouncil.org

 

Innovation Philadelphia
www.ipphila.com

 

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry
www.pachamber.org


Fastest growing Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. gives you and your management team wide-ranging access and comprehensive expertise on virtually any business-related topic or regulatory issue.

 

PIDC – Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
www.pidc-pa.org


PIDC provides financing programs and real estate products to business and non-profit clients in all neighborhoods of Philadelphia. PIDC also coordinates tax incentive and work force development programs offered by both City and Commonwealth.  PIDC’s central strategy is to implement economic development initiatives which stimulate jobs, investment and production throughout Philadelphia

 

US Department of Commerce, International Trade
www.doc.gov


Agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, whose mission is to deliver economic, international trade and export info, as well as international data produced by the U.S. Government.

Entrepreneur's Resource Diary
http://erd.gpcc.com/


The Entrepreneur's Resource Directory (ERD) is Greater Philadelphia’s go-to source for startups and entrepreneurs looking to launch, grow and run a business. The ERD was launched by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce with support from StartUp PHL and remains powered by Comcast Business.

French Government Resources

French Embassy in Washington


www.info-france-usa.org


Your gateway to official French sites, links to French government ministries, embassies, departments and cities; French media, athletic associations, research institutions, culture and French search engines.

 

French Consulate in Washington – French Visa Issues


www.consulfrance-washington.org

US Government Resources

American Embassy in Paris

www.amb-usa.fr

For all questions related to different types of visas to the U.S.

 

Immigration and Naturalization Services
www.uscis.gov
For all questions related to your status in the US and/or visas to the U.S.

 

Department of Commerce
www.doc.gov

 

International Trade Administration
www.trade.gov

 

Trade Information Center 1-800-USA-TRADE
www.trade.gov/td/tic

 

U.S. Commercial Service
www.export.gov/comm_svc

 

Education and Language Services

Alliance Française de Philadelphie

1420 Walnut St., Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-735-5283 / 215-735-1181 fax
alliance@afphila.com

www.alliancefrancaisephiladelphia.com

Language classes, French business language classes, fun programs where you can practice your French.

 

French International School of Philadelphia
150 N. Highland Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
610-667-1284 / 610-667-1286 fax

www.efiponline.com
Pre-K, primary, and middle school – Maternelle, CP-4ème. Private school, French government accredited.

 

 

Traveling to Philadelphia

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
1515 Market St., Ste. 2020
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-636-3330 / 215-636-3327 fax

 

www.philadelphiausa.travel

The Independence Visitor Center

www.independencevisitorcenter.com
One North Independence Mall West
6th and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
800-537-7676  Toll Free from within the US
215-965-7676   Callers in the Philadelphia Area & Abroad

 

Hotels in Greater Philadelphia

 

Center City Philadelphia:

 

Le Méridien Philadelphia
1421 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
215-422-8200
866-716-8114
www.lemeridienphiladelphia.com

 
Loews Philadelphia
1200 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
215-627-1200
888-575-6397
www.loewshotels.com

 

Sofitel Philadelphia
120 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
215-569-8300
www.sofitel.com

 

Sheraton Society Hill
One Dock St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
215-238-6000
www.sheraton.com

 

The Westin Philadelphia
99 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
215-563-1600
www.westin.com/philadelphia

Suburban Philadelphia: 

 

Radnor Hotel
591 E. Lancaster Ave.
St. Davids, PA  19087
610-688-5800
800-537-3000
www.radnorhotel.com

Moving to the Philadelphia Area

International Relocations (to/from region)
Scott Sheldon, VP & General Manager
MIGroup
106 Lukens Drive
New Castle, DE  19720
302-778-1100 / 302-778-0916
scott.sheldon@themigroup.com
www.themigroup.com

 

Commercial Real Estate
Jeffrey E. Mack, Principal
Newmark Knight Frank Smith Mack
880 E. Swedesford Rd. Ste. 100
Wayne, PA  19087
610-265-0600 / 610-265-0618 Fax
jmack@newmarkkfsm.com
www.NewmarkKFSM.com

 

Offices & Laboratories
Curtis M. Hess RPA, Senior Vice President, Real Estate
The Science Center
3711 Market Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA  19104
215-966-6275 / 215-966-6002
chess@sciencecenter.org
www.sciencecenter.org

 

Residential Real Estate
Kristi Assiran, Realtor
Prudential Fox & Roach
763 W. Lancaster Ave. Ste. 200
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
610-246-0076 / 610-771-4215 fax
kristi.assiran@prufoxroach.com
www.assiran.com

 

French and Francophile Organizations

Alliance Française
www.afphila.com
1420 Walnut St., Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-735-5283 / 215-735-1181 fax

 

Philadelphia Accueil
www.philadelphieaccueil.com
A francophone welcoming organization for French expat families.

 

Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia & Wilmington
www.france-consulat.org
www.consulfrance-washington.org
The Honorable Michael E. Scullin, Esq.
Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia & Wilmington
One Penn Center at Suburban Station
1617 JFK Blvd. Ste. 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-557-2975
ConsulFrancais@yahoo.com
Representative of the French government. By appointment only.

 

Union des Français à l’Etranger
www.ufe-philadelphie.org
A resourceful organization, which supports and informs French expatriates.

European and International Organizations

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS:

 

European Union in United States
www.eurunion.org
The official web site of the European Union in United States.

 

British-American Business Council
www.babcphl.com
200 S. Broad St., Ste. 700
Philadelphia, PA  19102-3896
215-790-3686 / 215-790-3600 fax


German-American Chamber of Commerce
www.gaccphiladelphia.com
1617 JFK Blvd. Ste. 340
One Penn Center
Philadelphia, PA  19103
215-665-1585 / 215-665-0375 fax

 

Irish American Business Chamber & Network, Inc.
www.iabcn.org
1420 Walnut St., Ste. 924
Philadelphia, PA  19102
215-772-3101 x 22 / 215-772-3109 fax

 

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
www.sacc-philadelphia.org
200 S. Broad Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-790-3785 / 215-790-3888


INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

 

Foreign Policy Research Institute
www.fpri.org
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19102-3684
215-732-3774 / 215-732-4401 fax

 

Citizen Diplomacy International
www.cdi.org
CDI- U.S. State Department Leadership & Training Programs
Sister Cities Program, City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Trade Office
1515 Arch Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-683-0999 / 215-683-0998 fax

 

World Affairs Council
www.wacphila.org
One S. Broad St., Ste.2-Mezz.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-561-4700 / 215-561-5661 fax

 

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
www.wtcphila.org
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd #305
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-586-4240 / 215-636-9026 fax

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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