PIDC Client Spotlight: Silvia’s Bakery

PIDC client Silvia’s Bakery is a Hispanic-, immigrant-, woman-owned bakery that specializes in making Dominican cake, Hispanic desserts, custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and cake pops from scratch.  Owner Silvia Paulino grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. Her mother was a seamstress, and her father owned a grocery store in the Dominican Republic in which she often

Torrado Construction

PIDC client Torrado Construction is a Hispanic-owned general construction firm specializing in commercial construction, renovations and rehabilitations, concrete, removal services, and painting services. Luis E. Torrado, who established the company in 1995, has devoted his time to working on projects that bring positive change to underserved communities.

PIDC Commercial Mortgage Loan

The Commercial Mortgage Loan was developed out of a capital need that PIDC identified for small businesses and nonprofits to purchase their existing locations and benefit from investment in their growing neighborhoods and commercial corridors. By allowing businesses to gain ownership of their physical asset, the Commercial Mortgage Loan helps to build wealth for entrepreneurs


LUHV Food LLC is a woman- and Hispanic-owned manufacturing company dedicated to producing 100% nutritional vegan foods. The company was started out of necessity as owners Daniel and Silvia Lucci were experiencing personal financial hardship and health issues. Both were initially heavy meat eaters and with Daniel having experience as a restaurant chef of many


This November, PIDC will kick off an eight month series of workshops on various topics for the Spanish speaking business community PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2021) – This November, PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, will kick off an eight month series of workshops in Spanish as part of its strategy to assist Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, one


PIDC LANZA UNA SERIE DE TALLERES EN ESPAÑOL “BUSINESS BUILDER EN ESPAÑOL” FILADELFIA (21 de Octubre del 2021) – Este Noviembre, PIDC, la corporación de desarrollo económico pública-privada de Filadelfia, iniciará una serie de talleres de ocho meses en español como parte de su estrategia para ayudar a los empresarios de habla hispana, uno de

Support Hispanic and/or Latino-owned Businesses

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we are highlighting just a few of our Hispanic and/or Latino owned PIDC client businesses and PIDC clients that primarily focus on services for Hispanic and/or Latino communities. Food Boricua Restaurant An authentic, family-owned Puerto Rican food restaurant with locations in Northern Liberties and Port Richmond. Don Pedro Meats & Market Philadelphia’s 10-Part Series on Black & Latinx Entrepreneurs

PIDC is excited to partner with Ben Franklin Technology Partners to support Philadelphia’s 10-part series on Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in Philadelphia, which launched in October.This 10-part series highlights Black and Latinx entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, including the inequities these founders face so they can be addressed — as well as explores what resources do

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

PIDC is a proud partner of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) — a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the advancement and economic growth of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the greater Philadelphia region. Established in 1990, GPHCC accomplishes its mission through educational programs, a broad range of services, and special events. The

Support Hispanic and/or Latino-owned Businesses

This month, we are highlighting just a few of our PIDC client businesses that are Hispanic and/or Latino owned and/or businesses that primarily focus on services that help Hispanic and/or Latino communities. We encourage you to support these clients and other businesses throughout Philadelphia. Esperanza Health Center Esperanza Health Center is a multi-cultural ministry providing