Created in 1958 as a nonprofit partnership between the City of Philadelphia and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, PIDC has spent the past 65 years driving growth to every corner of Philadelphia.

60 Years of Driving Growth

In 2018, PIDC celebrated its first 60 years of impact on Philadelphia’s economic growth and development. Go back to the innovative founding of PIDC in 1958 and travel through the first 60 years of its history, the partnerships between City government and the business community through the Chamber, the exciting growth and success of our clients, and the impact of our work on Philadelphia’s economy.

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Client Success Stories

We are not slowing down after more than six decades of driving growth to every corner of Philadelphia!  Check out more recent updates on PIDC’s impact and success stories.

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Recent Stories

March 17, 2023

Client Feature: Highway Construction Company Olivieri & Associates Expands by Purchasing Available Land in Eastwick

PIDC client, Olivieri & Associates, is a woman-owned heavy-highway construction company founded in 1999 with notable projects that include the historic street reconstruction of the 300 block of South Philip Street, which won the 2019 Preservation Achievement Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Olivieri & Associates also just completed the PennDOT Riverfront Gateway Sidewalk Design Project along

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March 17, 2023

Client Feature: H&Mcare Breaks Ground on $13M Project for Home Care Support Services

Last month, PIDC client H&Mcare – a Black- and immigrant-owned home care support services business – celebrated a groundbreaking at 71st and Woodland Streets in Southwest Philadelphia. The $13 million project will provide critical services for the community, including housing to more than 22 individuals over the age of 65, an urgent care, a pharmacy, and residential

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March 17, 2023

Client Feature: Made Institute Fashion School Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Made Institute Fashion School CEO, Rachel Ford, started teaching couture sewing classes out of her live/work loft space in the Old City neighborhood in 2012. She wanted to share techniques she had learned working 10 years at the Philadelphia Opera to this city’s growing number of makers and designers.   Now, after 10 years in business, Made

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