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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.

Dawn Hopkins
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 businesses to get a boost from Equitable Wilmington partnership

More loans for small businesses in Wilmington will be available as part of a partnership backed by JPMorgan Chase and a trio of nonprofits. [...]


Determine if your business idea is a sound one before starting your small business

Before investing your time, effort and finances into building a business, it’s important to determine first whether your idea will fly with your target [...]


Number of women-owned businesses grew 11 percent in Delaware in past five years

The number of women-owned businesses in Delaware increased by double digits from 2014 to 2019, according to a newly released report commissioned by American [...]


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Transparency
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FY19 Strat Fund dollar amount for grants (excluding DTIP):

$11,828,950

Number for FY19 Strat Fund Grants:

11


FY 19 jobs created or retained:

1,711

FY 19 dollar amount of DTIP grants:

$150,000




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