#16 Delaware


7.36 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

6.64 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

6.36 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

The State of Delaware, DuPont, and the University of Delaware established a nonprofit public-private partnership, Delaware Innovation Space Inc., which will catalyze the entrepreneurial growth of new science-based businesses and ventures in Delaware. Moreover, Gov. John Carney signed an executive order for a public-private working group at the Delaware Economic Development Office to explore how state government can work with the private sector to improve economic development efforts in Delaware, including ways to attract new, growing companies to the state, build a stronger entrepreneurial community and support innovation.

Key Industries

Aerospace & Defense, Biotech, Clean Tech, Forestry, I.T., Maritime

Key Companies

AstraZeneca
Bank of America
Delphi Financial
Dupont
Household Finance Corp.
Purdue
Wilmington Trust

Key Contacts

Economic Development Office

Bernice Whaley, Cabinet Secretary
302-672-6809
99 Kings Highway,
Dover, DE 19901
http://dedo.delaware.gov/

Current Developments

Regional Report: Northeast 2017

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