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Milken Institute – State Technology and Science Index
The Milken Institute is an independent economic think tank whose mission is to improve the lives and economic conditions of diverse populations in the United States and around the world by helping business and public policy leaders identify and implement innovative ideas for creating broad-based prosperity.

Economic Census (DE)
Easy access for easy access to key statistics such as the number of establishments, sales, receipts, revenue, shipments, business done, annual payroll, and number of employees by industry or geography

Annual Survey of Manufactures
Manufacturing establishment statistics for Delaware

County Business Patterns
County Business Patterns presents data on the total number of establishments, employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. Geographic coverage includes the U.S., states, counties, and county-based metropolitan areas.

The Tax Foundation – Delaware’s Tax Climate
Delaware ranks 8th in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes; individual income taxes; sales taxes; unemployment insurance taxes; and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property.

2010 State New Economy Index
Delaware is ranked 6th in the calculation of the five indicator category totals (e.g., globalization, economic dynamism, etc.) and the overall New Economy scores, the indicators are weighted both according to their relative importance and so that closely correlated ones (for example, patents, R&D investment, and high-tech jobs) don’t bias the results (see Appendix).

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