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Regional Report: Mid-Atlantic Region Retaining & Growing Jobs Through Diversification

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (Directory 2016)
The Mid-Atlantic States are putting measures in place to retain their traditional manufacturing jobs, while also securing investments in pharma, wellness-based food, and other emerging sectors. More

Regional Report: Growth in Biomedicine, Energy, and Food Processing Helping Mid-Atlantic Prosperity

Mark Crawford (Directory 2015)
In general, the Mid-Atlantic’s strongest sectors are financial and business services, healthcare, biomedicine, food processing, and energy. It’s been an uneven year for the Mid-Atlantic, but there are plenty of bright spots to light the way. More

Delaware Direct Financial Incentives 2014

Area Development Research Desk (Q1 2014)
Delaware's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. More

Sustainability: The “Invisible Hand” Shapes Next-Generation Location Selection

Don Schjeldahl, Founder, Don Schjeldahl Group (Q1 2014)
Companies that view their location strategies through a “sustainability filter” are more likely to achieve competitive advantage and long-term stakeholder value. More

Newark, DE Development Seminar to Explore Regional Real Estate, Workforce Issues of High-Tech Transformation

Richard K. Wallace, Editor and Publishing Director, The Next Silicon Valley (Q1 2014)
The key to economic development often lies in transforming existing assets and evolving new approaches to the workforce, and the workplace. This is especially true for a growing number of cities and locations around the U.S. where local officials have set their sights on the emerging innovation, or knowledge economy, and a new 'creative class' of workers as the best path to economic renewal. More

Regional Report: Mid-Atlantic Region Drawing High-Tech Investment

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2014)
Some new and creative incentive programs are being provided in the Mid-Atlantic States to help drive the region’s high-tech and other industries. More

Leading Locations for 2013: The Mid-Atlantic MSAs

Area Development Special Presentation (Q2 / Spring 2013)
Encompassing Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic region boasts a diverse industrial base that employs thousands at high-technology, life sciences, financial services, and agri-business firms. More

Regional Review: Mid-Atlantic States’ New FDI Initiatives

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Location USA / April 2013)
Educational and research institutions, state government’s willingness for change, and signature Mid-Atlantic tenacity provide the foundation for this region’s momentum heading into more promising economic times. More

DELAWARE at a glance


LABOR FORCE: 454,528


TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES: Manufacturing, agriculture, finance, chemistry

EXPANDING INDUSTRIES: Professional and business services, transportation and utilities, education and healthcare, leisure and hospitality

COLLEGE GRADUATES: (Age 25 and over) 29.0%

Corporate Finance Tax: Minimum of $75 and maximum of $180,000 per year

General Property Taxes: Based on assessed value of real property for county, municipal, and school district purposes; personal property exempt; the Delaware Economic Development Office can provide property tax information for all geographic areas within the state.


Bank Franchise Tax Credit

Clean Energy Technology Device Manufacturers' Tax Credit

Delaware Business Finder's Fee Tax Credit

Delaware Capital Access Program

Delaware Rural Irrigation Program

Delaware Strategic Fund

Industrial Public Utility Tax Rebate

New Business Facility Tax Credit

New Economy Jobs Program

New Job Creation Credit

Property Tax Incentive

Research and Development Tax Credit

State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

Tax Exempt Bond Financing

Veterans Opportunity Credit

Principal Manufacturing industries

  • Food
  • Computer & Electronic Products
  • Chemicals
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Plastics & Rubber Products
  • Paper
  • Other Manufacturing Industries