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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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Date Posted: Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Looking to increase your business? Consider selling your goods or services to customers overseas. A new report from the Business Roundtable highlights the importance of international trade to Delaware, whose companies exported $8 billion in goods and services in 2017. That accounted for 11 percent of the state’s Gross Domestic Product, according to a new report from the […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

The Delaware Innovation Space, located in former DuPont Experimental Station, has created an Entrepreneurial Advisory Council. The council will help DIS enhance its offerings through keeping abreast of industry trends and the specific needs of the scientific small business community. “I am excited to partner with the EAC and their diverse wisdom and perspectives to […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Delaware is number three in the nation for fastest Internet speed in the U.S., according to an analysis by HighSpeedInternet.com, a website that posts consumer reviews of Internet Service Providers. The average Internet speed in Delaware is 59.08 megabits per second (mbps), the analysis said. That’s after only New Jersey (59.58 mbps) and Maryland (65.02 mbps). Alaska […]


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