Division of Small Business

City of Dover

Specific Need:  Other Site Selection Market Development Access to Capital    |   Target Population:  Women  Minority  Veteran  Age-Based  Low Income  Disabled    |  Service Area(s):   Kent    |   Industry:   Agriculture  Telecom  Industrial  Construction & Freight  Green Energy  Bioscience  Manufacturing  Chemistry  High-Tech  Retail  Food Service  Other  Main Street  Small Business    |  Business Stage:  Expanding  Established  Idea  Startup   

About this Organization

Dover (pop. 38,000) is the state capital and a hotbed for higher education. Delaware State University, Wilmington University, Wesley College and Delaware Technical Community College are all located here. The city is part of the Downtown Delaware program and its downtown is designated a Downtown Development District. Several large manufacturers, including Kraft Heinz and Edgewell Personal Care maintain facilities here.


A reimbursement up to $5000 for architectural expenses for new or expanded businesses in the high priority target area
A three year business license fee waiver for businesses being established in or expanded to Dover’s high priority target area
Business Stage: Idea  Startup 
Grants available for business owners to finance improvements to storefronts and signage
Business Stage: Idea  Startup 
A 50% waiver of city water and sewer impact fees for projects that include an increase in equivalent dwelling units (EDUs).
Business Stage: Idea  Startup 
A 50% waiver of building, plumbing, mechanical, and fire protection permit fees for the renovation and/or establishment of businesses in an existing industrial or commercial space
Business Stage: Idea  Startup 
A 10 year property tax waiver for improvements made to business properties
Business Stage: Idea  Startup 
A 50% property tax credit up to $6000 to renovate designated historic properties
Business Stage: Idea  Startup 
A rebate on the buyer’s portion of the real estate transfer tax for businesses that transfer to Dover’s high priority target area.
Business Stage: Idea  Startup 

Contact this Organization

Primary Contact

David Hugg



15 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE



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