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
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
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


Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
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


Innovation Philadelphia


Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry

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

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

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

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

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

US Government Resources

American Embassy in Paris

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


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


Department of Commerce


International Trade Administration


Trade Information Center 1-800-USA-TRADE


U.S. Commercial Service


Education and Language Services

Alliance Française de Philadelphie

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

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
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

The Independence Visitor Center
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

Loews Philadelphia
1200 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107


Sofitel Philadelphia
120 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103


Sheraton Society Hill
One Dock St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106


The Westin Philadelphia
99 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103

Suburban Philadelphia: 


Radnor Hotel
591 E. Lancaster Ave.
St. Davids, PA  19087

Moving to the Philadelphia Area

International Relocations (to/from region)
Scott Sheldon, VP & General Manager
106 Lukens Drive
New Castle, DE  19720
302-778-1100 / 302-778-0916


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


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


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


French and Francophile Organizations

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


Philadelphia Accueil
A francophone welcoming organization for French expat families.


Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia & Wilmington
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
Representative of the French government. By appointment only.


Union des Français à l’Etranger
A resourceful organization, which supports and informs French expatriates.

European and International Organizations



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


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

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


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


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



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


Citizen Diplomacy International
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
One S. Broad St., Ste.2-Mezz.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-561-4700 / 215-561-5661 fax


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


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