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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.


Ken Anderson
Northern New Castle County

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with more than two decades of experience working with Delaware small businesses, Ken is an invaluable source of information for veteran-owned businesses, as well as minority- and women-owned businesses.

Joe Zilcosky
City of Wilmington

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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Apply now for New Castle County entrepreneurship program

The New Castle County Office of Economic Development is now accepting applications for its new First Founders Accelerator program. The course is a collaboration [...]


Drive-thru coffee shop opens in Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach coffee lovers now have a new place to fuel up. Mudslingers opened a drive-thru coffee shop at 18969 Coastal Highway in the [...]


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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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