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Starting & Growing A Business In Harrisburg

About Us

The Office of Business Development provides tools and guidance to help small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs succeed. We will work with you, one-on-one, to identify resources for starting, expanding, or moving your business to the City of Harrisburg.

Devan M. Drabik
Business Development Director

Our office addresses the needs of both new and existing businesses, including job retention and growth, expansion needs, financial incentives, permitting and regulatory guidance. We engage the entire spectrum of the business community to keep informed of real conditions affecting stability and growth, and provide ongoing customized assistance to our businesses.

Please contact our Business Development office for assistance with all of your business needs.

Contact Us

10 North Second Street, Suite 405
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: 311
Email: dmdrabik@cityofhbg.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the steps to starting a business in Harrisburg?

Click here to download the Small Business Startup document that explains the steps needed to start a business in Harrisburg.

Where can I find information on the MBE-WBE-DBE certification process?

Click here to download, fill out, and submit the MBE-WBE-DBE Certification Application.

Where can I get the Mercantile License Application?

Click here to download the Mercantile License Application.

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