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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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Black, Latinx and woman-owned startups encouraged to apply for Startup 302 funding competition

From Delaware Prosperity Partnership: Underrepresented Founders of Early-stage, Tech-enabled Companies Will Compete in Revamped Startup 302 Funding Competition Startup 302 Participants will vie for [...]


Want to winterize your New Castle County restaurant for outdoor cold weather dining? A $5,000 grant could help

New Castle County and the Committee of 100 announced a new program Wednesday offering grants of up to $5,000 to restaurants in New Castle [...]


Small Business Administration and Treasury Deparment Announce Simplified Process for Forgiving Smaller PPP loans

Businesses that received small loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program will have an easier time having those loans forgiven under new rules announced [...]


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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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