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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
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
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
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.

Lauren Swain
Lauren Swain
Sussex County

Lauren is a Milford native whose experience working in the state legislature provides a unique and exciting perspective on how to help small businesses in the southern part of Delaware.

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Update


From SBA: Small Business Finds New Footing in a ‘New Normal’ with Support from SBA

From U.S. Small Business Administration: BY: SBA Delaware District Director John Fleming For the 18 months since COVID-19’s onset in the United States, America’s [...]


Underrepresented founders share $275,000 in Startup 302 competition

From Delaware Prosperity Partnership. Note: The Division of Small Business was one of the sponsors. WILMINGTON, Del. (May 4, 2021) – Ten tech-enabled startups [...]


Small Business Week profile: Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery in Frankford

For Small Business Week, the Division of Small Business is celebrating Delaware small businesses that pivoted successfully during the pandemic. Today, we feature Salted [...]


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Transparency
Dashboard


Number for FY21 Strat Fund Grants:

7

FY21 dollar amount of DTIP grants:

$250,000

Number of DE Relief Grants Awarded:

3,999

Businesses approved for HELP:

358


FY21 DSF dollars to grants (excl. DTIP):

$4,304,910

FY21 jobs created or retained:

419

Amount of DE Relief Grant money awarded:

$185,928,787

Amount of money loaned through HELP:

$9,176,340




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