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Have an idea for a business? Ready to take an existing business to the next level? Our team of Regional Business Managers is here to help.


Joe Zilcosky
Northern New Castle County

A long-time Wilmington resident with more than 10 years of economic development experience, Joe is the person to turn to if you’re looking to start or expand a business in Wilmington.

David Mathe
Southern New Castle County

With more than 25 years of experience in foreign trade promotion, including serving as president of the State International Development Organizations, David is your go-to source on how to increase your business’s exports.

Laura Wisler
Kent County

With years of experience as Sen. Tom Carper’s Kent County Regional Manager and with the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, few people know business in Kent County better than Laura.

Dawn Hopkins
Sussex County

As the former Director of Constituent Relations in the Markell Administration and former legislative liaison for DelDOT, Dawn knows southern Delaware and to help your business cut through red tape.

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Small Biz
Update


Small business owners having a harder time getting bank loans, survey says

Many small business owners report it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain a bank loan for their business, according to a new survey released this month. [...]


New report sheds light on Delaware’s growing fintech industry

Financial technology (fintech) is a huge part of Delaware’s economy and has the potential to grow even larger, a new report says. The financial [...]


Prelude Therapeutics raises $60 million in new funding round

Prelude Therapeutics, a Wilmington-based, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, raised $60 million in a recently closed Series B funding round, the company announced. The $60 million [...]


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FY19 Strat Fund $$ amount for grants (excluding DTIP)

$10,336,450

Number for FY19 Strat Fund Grants:

11


FY 19 jobs created or retained

1,305

FY 19 dollar amount of DTIP grants

$100,000




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