Charlie White | Director of Business Development
The Bureau 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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the steps to starting a business in the City of Harrisburg?
Click here to download the Small Business Startup document that explains the steps needed to start a business in Harrisburg.
Where can I get the Mercantile/Business License application?
Click here to download the Mercantile License Application.