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Date Posted: Monday, October 14th, 2019

The Delaware Department of State is the recipient of a $268,096 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the department’s initiatives to help Delaware companies increase exports to markets outside the United States. A significant portion of the money will be made available through Export Delaware to small-to-medium sized businesses to reimburse them […]


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Date Posted: Friday, October 11th, 2019

American Express holds its 10th annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Americans have spent an estimated $103 billion at independent stores and restaurants since Small Business Saturday started in 2010, including a record $17.8 billion in 2018. If your small business wants to participate, there are a lot of things you can do, including distributing Shop […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

The Horn Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Delaware has been awarded a $50,000 federal grant for its initiative that helps commercialize STEM research conducted at the university. Horn’s Blue Hen Proof of Concept program is one of 60 incubator or accelerator programs from 39 states that will share $3 million as winners of a competition […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has expanded the quarantine zone in New Castle County for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest that threatens peaches and other fruit crops and varieties of trees including oak and maple trees. The quarantine zone now covers all of New Castle County north of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. Businesses […]


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Did you know more than 98% of businesses in Delaware are small businesses?
Date Posted: Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Unlock the Block initiative is back for a second year and this time, in addition to trying to recruit businesses to downtown Dover, the organizers are also looking to assists existing downtown businesses planning to expand. The program tries to find commercial tenants to fill vacant storefronts on or near Loockerman Street. Business owners pitch their proposals […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Commercial and industrial property owners in New Castle County have a new way of financing energy-efficient and renewable energy projects. New Castle County has become the first county in Delaware to join the Delaware Property Assessed Clean Energy program (D-PACE). The county’s participation “will be good for the economy and good for the environment,” New Castle County […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

White Dog Labs, a New Castle-based biotech company, has inked a deal with Cargill Inc. to provide White Dog’s ProTyton single-cell protein for use in aquaculture. Cargill, which is based in Minneapolis, plans to use ProTyton in salmon feed, and possibly in the future as feed for shrimp and other species, the companies said in a press release. […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Gov. John Carney on Monday announced that Clayton, Delaware City, Middletown and New Castle have been designated Downtown Development Districts which is intended to encourage redevelopment by making property owners in those areas eligible for a rebate of up to 20 percent on what they spend for improving their properties. Eight cities and towns in Delaware already […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Delaware Innovation Space has named MCET Technologies and Veramorph winners of the DuPont FastPass competition. The two startup companies will receive a year of free laboratory and office space at the Delaware Innovation Space at the DuPont Experimental Station research facility outside Wilmington. The two companies will also be able to get advice from experts […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Sussex County businesses ready to grow have a potential new source of capital. The county has launched a program to assist established, growing businesses located in Sussex County with $5,000 grants as well as customized data to help them grow. The program is targeted at so-called “second-stage companies,” which typically employ 10 to 99 workers and have […]


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