Director of Commerce, City of Philadelphia

Posted by City of Philadelphia on August 4, 2020

The mission of the Department of Commerce is to ensure that Philadelphia is a globally competitive city to which employers flock, entrepreneurs thrive, and innovation abounds; to recruit and retain a diverse set of businesses; to foster economic opportunities for all Philadelphians in all neighborhoods; and to partner with workforce development programs and local businesses on talent development ensuring that all Philadelphians can find and retain living-wage jobs.

Job Description

The Commerce Director oversees and implements policies to help both small businesses and major corporations in Philadelphia thrive.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as main liaison between the City of Philadelphia and its various business communities
  • Serve as a member of the Mayors Cabinet with responsibility for driving economic development initiatives for the City including business attraction and retention efforts, international trade, and major real estate development projects
  • Lead efforts to support neighborhood commercial development, specifically on our commercial corridors
  • Serve on important Mayoral appointed boards, such as the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.
  • Ensure programs and policies are in place that enable minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses to succeed
  • Ensure programs are in place to support and invest in neighborhood businesses and commercial corridors
  • Create an environment to attract, retain, and grow small businesses

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