Accolades

The world has taken notice of Delaware. Institutions like the Milken Institute, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and the Brookings Institute consistently highlight Delaware as a top state to work, live, and innovate. Discover some of the areas in which Delaware excels.

Innovation
  • #3 Innovation Capacity (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, 2017)
  • Top 5 Best States for Data Innovation (Center for Data Innovation, 2017)
  • #6 U.S. State Innovation Index (Bloomberg, 2019)
  • #7 State Technology and Science Index (Milken Institute, 2018)
  • Top 10 Most Innovative States (WalletHub, 2019)
Workforce & Business Climate
  • #1 Business Legal Climate (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, 2019)
  • #3 Workforce Quality (Chief Executive Magazine, 2018)
  • Top 5 Lowest Cost of Doing Business (Forbes, 2019)
  • #2 Average Number of Minority-Owned Businesses (Paychex, 2018)
Quality of Life
  • #1 Best State for Hospital Quality (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
  • #2 Lowest Personal Tax Burden (WalletHub, 2019)
  • #7 Quality of Education (WalletHub, 2019)
  • Top 10 States Diversifying the Fastest (Brookings, 2015)