While the First State may lack in size and population, it offers businesses and workers many financial advantages. Wallet Hub’s 2022 Tax Burden by State noted that Delaware has the third-lowest tax burden in the United States, in addition to a lower cost of living than most East Coast states. Another study also ranked it the sixth-lowest cost of living in the United States, with 75% of households owning their own home. Biosciences remains a hot sector and has now generated more than $2 billion in GDP and employs 11,000 residents, accord- ing to the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP).
Delaware Strategic Fund: Offers grants and low-interest loans to promote job creation and capital investment.
New Economy Jobs Tax Credit: Offers an annual tax credit of up to 40% of the withholding taxes collected for employers that add at least 200 new jobs with an annual salary of $70,000, or 50 new jobs with salaries of at least $120,000.
New Business Facility Tax Credits: Offers a credit of $500 per employee hired and $500 for every $100,000 in capital invested for companies that create five new jobs and invest at least $200,000.
Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund: Allows companies to make funded roadmap infrastructure improvements to support job-creating projects.
Workforce Training Grants: Offers matching grants of up to $100,000 per project for workforce training and development.
Delaware Division of Small Business
Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Wilmington, Delaware
City of Dover, Delaware – Economic Development
Launched in February 2021, the Science Inc. Accelerator Program brings together a cohort of 10 startups every year to grow their companies. Over the course of four months, companies participate in weekly programming, mentoring and coaching, culminating in the Science Inc. Demo Day, where each company can pitch to investors and partners.
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.