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Delaware: Right Place, Right Size

The state of Delaware is the right place and the right size for business. Delaware has a strong, pro-business environment; access to a skilled and highly educated workforce; and a strategic location with access to potential markets.

Often referred to as the “Corporate Capital of the World,” Delaware continues to be the favored state of incorporation in the United States, with more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 companies making Delaware their legal home.

A respected Court of the Chancery with more than 200 years of experience provides a world-renowned forum for corporate litigation. The Wilmington region produces patents at more than three times the national average and has the second highest concentration of Ph.D.s in the United States. We are home to leading academic institutions. Our costs of living and doing business are below the national average.

Delaware’s strategic location on the East Coast between New York City and Washington, D.C. provides a great business advantage for those looking for speedy access to potential markets. Furthermore, the Port of Wilmington is one of the nation’s leading ports with excellent interstate highway and rail access for fast movement of goods.

Under the leadership of Governor Markell, Delaware’s small size is an advantage too. In Delaware, businesses can count on unprecedented action. Government agencies work collaboratively to get businesses the resources they need. We offer easy access to elected officials from city hall to Legislative Hall. And, business leaders are valued partners.

This website has helpful information about the benefits of doing business in Delaware, but don't stop here. When you're ready for help with your decision, contact our business experts and we'll connect you with resources to achieve success in Delaware. We’re here to help! Join us. Experience the advantage of the right place, right size.



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