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Apply by Jan. 31 for Wilmington business loan program

First State Community Loan Fund is seeking applications for funding from  its Corridor Revitalization Fund. The program provides loans of up to $25,000 for eligible business projects along Market Street in Wilmington and in the surrounding area. The funding is in the form of a forgivable loan of up to five years. No payments are due […]





Report: Delaware ranks No. 1 in the region for best business climate

An analysis by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, a business advocacy group, found Delaware had the most competitive business climate in a seven-state region stretching from Maryland to Massachusetts. NJBIA looked at six factors important to business owners: minimum wage the top state income tax rate the top corporate income tax rate the state […]





Apply now for New Castle County entrepreneurship program

The New Castle County Office of Economic Development is now accepting applications for its new First Founders Accelerator program. The course is a collaboration between the county and local entrepreneur Garry Johnson III. The 12-week course is a boot camp for New Castle County residents from underrepresented communities who want to learn how to build […]





Drive-thru coffee shop opens in Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach coffee lovers now have a new place to fuel up. Mudslingers opened a drive-thru coffee shop at 18969 Coastal Highway in the parking lot next to Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen. According to an article in Delmarva Now, the shop is just 100 square feet. The coffee shop, which, according to its website is owned […]





Report: Delaware ranks #7 in the U.S. for science and technology

Delaware’s new Angel Investor tax credit helped propel Delaware into the No. 7 spot in a new ranking of states based on the strength of their science and technology sectors. It is the highest ranking ever for the state in California-based Milken Institute’s bi-annual State Technology and Science Index, which was first published in 2002. Delaware […]





Store owners, here’s how you can capture your share of post-holiday sales

It’s been a strong holiday season for store owners with the National Retail Federation forecasting a sales increase of between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent compared with the 2017 season. Christmas may be over, but this is no time for retailers to take a breather. Two of the 10 busiest shopping days of the season […]





New business park planned for Smyrna could mean 4,000 jobs for the area

A new business park planned for Smyrna could bring 4,000 jobs to the area, the project’s developer told the News Journal. Chestertown, Md.-based KRM Development Corp. plans to begin construction of the first buildings at Duck Creek Business Campus early next year, KRM vice president Bryan Matthews told the newspaper. The 206-acre complex will be […]





Register for Delaware State Chamber Leadership Breakfast on Dec. 18

Find out about long-time Delaware business leader Ernie Dianastasis’ latest venture at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Breakfast. Dianastasis, a leader in the information technology industry, has formed a company called The Precisionists Inc. that creates employment opportunities for people with intellectual and physical challenges. What: Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Leadership Breakfast When: 7:30 […]





Central Delaware economic forecast breakfast returns on Jan. 15

Wondering what’s ahead for the national, state and Kent County economy in 2019? To find out, register for the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 15. What: Central  Delaware Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast Breakfast When: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Jan. 15 Where: Maple Dale Country Club, 180 […]





Chemours CEO to highlight state Chamber’s annual meeting

Network with movers and shakers in Delaware’s business, nonprofit and government communities at the 182nd annual Delaware State Chamber of Commerce dinner on Jan. 7. What: Delaware State Chamber of Commerce 182nd annual dinner When: 4:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 7 Where: Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington Why go: Hear from […]







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