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Delaware business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of DE communities

Relocate or Expand to Delaware - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Delaware business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of DE communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Delaware Business Data*


Population: 885,122
Total Labor Force: 442,900
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Number of Manufacturers: 725
Manufacturing Jobs: 38,284
Right to Work: No
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 0.38.2%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:

Property Tax:
Imposed at municipal/county level. No state property taxes. Municipalities and school districts use the county property assessment ratio when imposing property taxes.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
29% Chemicals and allied products
23% Food and kindred products
7% Instruments and related products
6% Industrial machinery and equipment
5% Fabricated metal products

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals L. P. (Wilmington) - 5,000
Mountaire Farms, Inc. (Selbyville) - 1,500
Perdue, Inc. (Georgetown) - 1,500
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (Wilmington) - 1,385
Mountaire Farms, Inc. (Millsboro) - 1,385
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
New Castle - 24,836
Sussex - 13,290
Kent - 3,549

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Wilmington - 11,893
Newark - 5,771
New Castle - 4,067
Georgetown - 2,684
Milford - 2,661

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
New Business Facility Tax Credits
Tax-Exempt Bond Financing
SBIR Bridge Grants
Renewable Energy Facilities Revolving Loan Fund
Green Energy Solutions Cash Incentive
Delaware Access Program Financing
Clean Energy Partnership Grants
Brownfield Assistance Program Grants
Delaware Strategic Fund (grant/loan programs for job creation, relocation and expansion)
Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Employee Training Grants
Small Business LIFT Program
Blue Collar Job Act (provides tax incentives)

Looking to reach Delaware manufacturers? Access the Delaware Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/18/2014.

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