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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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Small Biz
Update


Governor’s proposed budget includes $82M for economic development

Economic development is a major priority of Governor Carney’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, which allocates $82 million for economic development. “We presented a [...]


Lauren Swain joins DSB as new Sussex County Regional Business Manager

Sussex County native Lauren Swain is ready to help small businesses in the state’s southern region start, grow and succeed. “It’s where I call [...]


First Dover Make Me a Match a big success

The Division of Small Business brought its Make Me a Match supplier networking event to Kent County for the first time on Jan. 8. [...]


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Transparency
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Number for FY20 Strat Fund Grants:

5

FY20 dollar amount of DTIP grants:

$50,000


FY20 Strat Fund dollar amount for grants (excluding DTIP):

$5,127,890

FY20 jobs created or retained:

677




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