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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
Update


SBA offers online guide for business taxes

Confused about which taxes to file as a small business owner? The U.S. Small Business Administration offers an online guide to business taxes. Generally, [...]


Financial services firm opening office in Wilmington, hiring up to 50 people

A financial services firm whose investors include NBA superstar Kevin Durant, actor Ashton Kutcher, NBC Universal and Comcast’s venture capital unit, is opening an office in The [...]


Gallup poll: Delaware ranks No. 8 in U.S. for well-being

Small business owners already know Delaware is a great place to live. A new survey from Gallup Inc. shows that lots of other people agree. [...]


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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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