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East Falls Development Corporation (EFDC)

EFDC is dedicated to the growth and development of the neighborhood. We foster opportunities within East Falls for sustainable commercial development. We also represent a broad cross section of the East Falls community, including concerned residents, service professionals, business owners, teachers, restaurateurs, and real estate developers. EFDC is here to help both existing and potential residents find their place in East Falls. Whether it is finding a location for a retail establishment or office space, or learning about the opportunities, including tax breaks, for businesses in the area, we are here to assist. In addition, EFDC performs other services. This consists of matching grant money for façade improvement, assisting with navigation of regulatory red tape, including licensing, zoning permits, etc., and discovering solutions for the parking needs of local businesses.   We also have the design guidelines for the Riverfront Business District.  Check them out hereWe maintain this website.  

Department of Commerce, Neighborhood Economic Development

The Department of Commerce helps businesses and investers build the City to create jobs and shopping opportunities in the City.  They have a Storefront Improvement Program that can get you up to $8,000 in matching funds to improve your storefront.  Find out more here:  Program Guidelines and Application.   The East Falls Development Corporation is here it help you with the paperwork. 


East Falls Business Association

The EFBA is dedicated to the business owners of the neighborhood. We work together on promotional opportunities and support local owners with their needs. The organization is in a rebuilding phase.  Please call the EFDC to get involved:  (215) 848-8084.