Downtown Wilmington

The City of Wilmington is Delaware's largest city and home to hundreds of businesses from across the country and around the globe. The City has several business assistance and special programs geared to small businesses and many tax incentives for larger firms. Since the City is located within a 50-mile radius of lower Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, its employers can attract workers from these areas thereby increasing the City's labor pool. Some interesting facts about Wilmington:

  • For the past 7 years, Wilmington regional product per employee has exceeded the national average.
  • Wilmington exports per worker were approximately triple the US average from 1997-1999.
  • For 9 of the last 10 years, unemployment has been below the National average.
  • Since 1969, the Wilmington region has supported an average wage higher then state and National averages.
  • The median household income in Wilmington is roughly 27% higher than the national average, while the cost of living has been consistently lower.

In addition to being an optimal location for any business, Wilmington has abundant commercial, residential, and retail real estate development along the Riverfront, a center for the arts, fine dining, and residences.

Wilmington Riverfront

In 1995, a Governor's task force created the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware (RDC) to oversee the futures of the Brandywine and Christina Rivers. Established with primary funding from the State of Delaware and some additional contributions from the City of Wilmington and New Castle County, the RDC is focused on creating economic vitality along the Brandywine and Christiana rivers, while enhancing the environment, encouraging historic preservation and promoting public access. Visit the RDC website for more information.

Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information.