The Department of Commerce is the umbrella organization for all economic development activity in the city and coordinates the work of related agencies. From small shops to large corporations, Commerce sets and leads policies to help businesses thrive. The Office of Business Services (OBS) is a unit within Commerce that provides direct customer service and information to business owners. Business Services Managers act as a concierge service for business owners in the City of Philadelphia.
The Office of Corridor Improvements and Business Services (OCIBS) manages programs and activities that improve the environment for businesses in neighborhoods and offers direct support and guidance to Philadelphia businesses. OCIBS manages streetscape projects and grants to businesses such as the Storefront Improvement and Business Security Camera Programs and includes the Office of Business Services team, which provides direct assistance and guidance to businesses.
The Department of Commerce is looking to hire an individual to manage the Storefront Improvement Program. This program provides funds that help individual businesses improve the appearance of their storefronts so that the neighborhood commercial corridor is more attractive for shoppers and visitors.