Find your opportunity in Delaware

Find your opportunity in Delaware

By the Numbers

There are so many reasons why living and working in Delaware makes good dollars and sense. Here are just a few:

50

MILLION PEOPLE LIVE WITHIN A 5-HOUR DRIVE OF DELAWARE

8th

BEST ENVIRONMENT IN THE NATION FOR DOING BUSINESS

#1

BEST STATE FOR WORKING FROM HOME

0%

SALES TAX AND ONE OF THE LOWEST PROPERTY TAX RATES IN THE U.S.

An ideal place to work, live and play.

Delaware’s legacy of innovation and opportunity coupled with its central Mid-Atlantic location, competitive and diverse business environment, and low cost of living make it an ideal place to work, live and play.


Work in Delaware

A legacy of innovation has fostered Delaware’s diverse range of industries and talent, providing countless ways to prosper at all levels. From finance to science & technology to agriculture and manufacturing, you’ll find that a world class pioneering spirit is practically in our DNA.

Live in Delaware

Thinking of calling Delaware home? Learn about our low cost of living, award-winning schools, nationally ranked healthcare systems, and a diverse range of options for fun. Delaware’s small-town hospitality and big-time opportunities for fun and relaxation mean you can enjoy life to its fullest here.

Play in Delaware

Whether it’s our 380 miles of shoreline, our renowned music festivals, 160 miles of trails in our award-winning state park system, innovative world-famous breweries, grand historic attractions, or our countless festivals and events throughout the year, you’ll can be sure to find a healthy work-life balance right within our borders.

Delaware Ambassadors

From a running technology entrepreneur to a dance instructor to a brewmaster, meet the people who are living and working well in Delaware.

Featured Delaware Ambassadors

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  • Stephanie Eldridge

    Co-Founder and CEO, Code Differently

    I don’t know another location where you are one person, one degree of separation, away from any need. When we look outside of our windows we see the backdrop of the companies that we serve most. When I look to the left, I see JP Morgan Chase and Capital One building that helps support our HBCU program, HBCU CSC, who also support our high school students. It is really helpful that the decision makers from these companies are actually located in Delaware.”
  • Alonna Berry

    Founder of The Bryan Stevenson School of Excellence (BASSE)

    What makes Delaware great “is its [small] size and access. You can have an impact here in transforming the way we think about education. Charter schools can be controversial, but they started as an opportunity for communities to innovate. That’s what BASSE is doing. We’re not trying to be big. We’re trying to build a community-based partnership and co-create what education looks like.”
  • Jonathan Whitney

    Drummer and Artivist

    In Delaware, we all talk across genres. In a given day, I can run into a painter, a spoken-word poet, a jazz musician, and a classical musician and we’re all bouncing ideas off each other. People here aren’t creating art for art’s sake; they’re creating it to improve Wilmington and tell the story of the people who live here.”
  • Lewis Drexel Davison

    Owner of Bad Hair Day? Salon in Rehoboth

    It’s home, first and foremost. It’s accessible — you can find yourself at a red light next to the governor. I love that it’s a small state and that it’s the first state. I love that it’s a community, small enough that we can know each other.”
  • Mike Pfeifer

    Filmmaker 1440 Film Co.

    I love the quality of life I get living and working here in Delaware. We can be at the beaches or the mountains in about an hour. I do a little bit of traveling for shoots, but most of my work is here in Delaware.”
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