Science & Technology
Delaware’s STEM-based industries are among the strongest in the nation
While technological innovation occurs in each of Delaware’s key industries, our tech advances span a variety of end use markets, including pharmaceuticals, industrial and agricultural chemicals, medical devices, computer services and more.
Today, Delaware is particularly known for its global leadership in chemical innovation, thanks to our track record of successful Delaware chemical companies such as DUPONT, which has operated in the First State for more than 200 years. In addition, science and technology companies find value in Delaware’s successful research and development environment, which is supported by our collaborative universities, superior research organizations and R&D tax credits available at both the state and federal level.
As a result, Delaware has generated one of the world’s largest talent pools of science and technology expertise, all within easy commuting distance of Wilmington.
One out of six U.S. pharmaceutical employees work in the region
Delaware companies successfully collaborate with research and medical institutions to commercialize today’s top drugs.
Delaware is a hub for chemical and life sciences R&D
Our R&D workforce concentration is more than 1.5 times the national average.
Chemicals are Delaware’s No. 1 manufacturing sector
Hercules, Ashland, Solenis, W.L. Gore and Associates, Agilent, Incyte, Invista, Axalta and Chemours have all operated at DowDuPont’s $200 million Experimental Station.
Delaware ranks 7th nationally on the State Technology and Science Index
Our talented workforce of researchers, programmers, engineers and system analysts drives innovation in Delaware.