Delaware's strongest sectors
Strongest Economy in the Region
Since the Great Recession, employment in Delaware has grown by 11%—the fastest pace in the Mid-Atlantic.
Corporate Capital of the World
Nearly two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware.
Premier Business Climate
Our state has the fifth-lowest business costs in the nation.
Mighty in Innovation
We’re ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for patents per capita.
Prime Location on the Eastern Seaboard
More than 50 million people live within 250 miles of our state.
New Castle County
In the Heart of It All
Less than 100 miles from New York and Washington, D.C., with easy access to Philadelphia and Baltimore, New Castle County is home to some of the First State’s largest employers and industry hubs, including our I-95 innovation corridor.
Building Business with Room to Grow
Home to Delaware’s state capital since 1717, Kent County boasts nationally recognized institutions like the Dover Air Force Base and a diverse base of companies, manufacturers, and startups.
Delaware’s Southern Star
Our fastest-growing county by population, Sussex County offers an economy with continual growth and diversification and is particularly known for its $921 million agriculture industry.