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Date Posted: Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Delaware is working on requesting an Economic Injury Declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration. This will open up new loan options for small businesses in the state to help them better weather effects of the Coronavirus. Before that can happen, we need your help. Federal regulations require that we provide the SBA with information […]


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Date Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2020

The Division’s Delaware on Main team has been talking with coordinating offices across the country about Coronavirus recently, and shared these suggestions, from Main Street Arkansas and the National Main Street Center, on continuing to connect with customers: Retail businesses may want to enhance their online shopping experience to attract customers who may be less […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The news release below was sent out by the U.S. Small Business Administration on March 12, 2020. WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation: “The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 million small businesses more resilient to Coronavirus-related economic disruptions. Small businesses […]



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Date Posted: Monday, March 9th, 2020

As many as 5,200 businesses served by Delmarva Power may be eligible for lower rates for their electric service, an investigation by staffs at the Delaware Public Service Commission and Delaware Division of the Public Advocate found. More than 5,200 Delmarva commercial customers receiving Medium General Service (MGS) or Large General Service (LGS), may be […]


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Date Posted: Friday, March 6th, 2020

Delaware restaurants have a new way of attracting dog owners as customers, thanks to legislation signed into law this week by Governor John Carney. House Bill 275 allows owners of food establishments and beer gardens to allow leashed dogs on licensed outdoor patios. Gov. Carney signed the bill Tuesday at Woody’s in Dewey Beach. Click […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, March 5th, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health this week issued guidelines for businesses to help contain the spread of coronavirus in the state. While there have been no confirmed cases in Delaware to date of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, public health officials are asking businesses to take the following steps: • Review plans to operate […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

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 responsible budget plan today that makes investments to improve our economy, strengthen our public schools and protect Delaware’s unique quality of life,” Carney said when he presented his spending plan to […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

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 home,” she said. “I want all of Sussex County to thrive, and I want to be a key partner in that.” Swain joined the Division of Small Business as Regional Business […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The Division of Small Business brought its Make Me a Match supplier networking event to Kent County for the first time on Jan. 8. The morning workshop at the Kent County Levy Court building gave central Delaware small business owners the chance to hear from and have one-on-one conversations with representatives from some of the […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, February 13th, 2020

U.S. News & World Report ranks Delaware a top 10 state for business. Delaware came in #8 in the rankings, which were released in December. In compiling its rankings, the magazine looked at the rate at which new businesses are formed in the state (3.5 percent), the tax rate on personal income (6.6 percent) and […]


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