Division of Small Business

Delaware On Main

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The Delaware On Main serves as the statewide coordinator for the National Main Street Center’s efforts to revitalize and preserve the nation’s downtowns, main streets and commercial corridors.

In 2018 the seven cities or towns that are accredited or affiliate members of the program accomplished the following:

  • Created 154 new full-time jobs (net)
  • Created 17 new businesses (net)
  • Completed 16 renovation projects
  • Contributed 5,614 volunteer hours
  • Attracted more than $2.7 million in private investment
Note: Data is for Main Street programs in Delaware City, Dover, Middletown, Milford, Newark, Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington.

To reach Patty Cannon, coordinator of the Delaware On Main program, email her at


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