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We are Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. We provide financing and real estate products to businesses, nonprofits, and developers in all neighborhoods of Philadelphia.


PIDC has financing resources to serve the unique needs of businesses, nonprofits, and real estate developers. Learn how we can connect you to the capital or information you need to grow.

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Real Estate

With a robust diverse selection of land, properties, and financing tools, PIDC provides a full range of resources to support impactful real estate development projects in Philadelphia that create quality jobs, advance equity and promote sustainability.

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Client Success Stories & News Updates

View stories from PIDC’s diverse partners and clients, highlighting the impact of our work. Plus, check out the latest news and updates on PIDC.

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Our Impact at a Glance

The numbers speak volumes. See the facts and figures on PIDC's activities. Since its inception, PIDC has had a transformative impact across Philadelphia:


Transactions supporting a diverse range of clients


Financing, helping retain and create hundreds of thousands of jobs


Acres of land sales, spurring transformative projects


Loan portfolio at year-end 2023, representing 554 loans

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“PIDC supported me as a founder in building my credit and connecting me to resources and financial coaches. I can’t speak highly enough of what PIDC’s support means to us.”

Will Toms
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer @ REC Philly

PIDC Theory of Change & Strategic Framework

With a strong foundation and a 65-year track record, PIDC identified the need to develop a new Theory of Change with three intersecting lenses – racial equity, future of work, and resilience and sustainability.  This plan builds the basis for the PIDC Strategic Framework which is intended to serve as a roadmap for PIDC to achieve its mission and strive toward a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable Philadelphia where all residents benefit from economic development and a growing global economy.

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Reinventing the Navy Yard

Since acquiring the 1,200-acre site from the Federal Government in 2000, PIDC serves as the master developer of the Philadelphia Navy Yard by leading the planning, development, and operation of the Navy Yard on behalf of the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID).  Dubbed the “the coolest shipyard in America” by POLITICO, today, the Navy Yard is an expanding community of 15,000 employees and 150 employers who occupy 8M square feet of facilities across a mix of property types, including office, retail, industrial, research and development, and institutional.

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Latest News

July 18, 2024

How to register as a minority-, woman-, or disabled-owned business in Philadelphia

Obtaining your certifications as a woman, minority, or disabled business enterprise (M/W/DSBE) can help grow your business and open new opportunities including government contracts, procurement programs, and networking opportunities. PIDC supports entrepreneurs and fosters a community that benefits Philadelphians from all backgrounds. That’s why we put together this guide to help you understand and navigate

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July 18, 2024

11 Low-Cost Marketing Ideas for Small Business Owners

Marketing is critical to the success of your small business. It is often a prospective customer’s first impression and helps your business build awareness, attract customers, and drive sales. Effective marketing allows you to contend with competitors by establishing a strong brand and displaying what makes you unique. Small business owners often neglect marketing because

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July 3, 2024

Remembering Walt D’Alessio: A Legacy of Vision, Dedication and Partnership

Dear PIDC Stakeholders, It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of Walter D’Alessio, a towering figure in our community and the long-time board chair and former chief executive of PIDC, the city’s public-private economic development corporation. Walt’s life was a testament to dedication, vision, public-private partnership, and

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