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Have an idea for a business? Ready to take an existing business to the next level? Our team of region-specific Business Resource 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
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Co-working space to add North Wilmington location

The Mill, a co-working space on the fourth floor of the Nemours Building in downtown Wilmington, is adding a location in North Wilmington, according to [...]


DE.CO, billed as Wilmington’s first food hall, holds ribbon cutting

Wilmington’s small business scene expanded Wednesday as Buccini/Pollin Group and Baltimore’s Seawall Development held a ribbon cutting for their DE.CO food hall. Located on the first [...]


Saving for retirement? Surveys show many small business owners don’t

Small business owners could do more to prepare for retirement. That’s the takeaway from two surveys of small business owners. A survey of 1,960 [...]


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FY 19 Strategic Fund grants (ex. DTIP)

7

FY 19 dollar amount of Strategic Fund grants (ex. DTIP)

$8,478,050


FY 19 jobs created or retained

937

FY 19 dollar amount of DTIP grants

$50,000




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