Government Agencies


Allows you to search the funding criteria of over 4,000 sources for business loans, venture capital, equipment leasing, and commercial real estate financing. You can search by type of funding (e.g., working capital or equipment finance), or you can use the search form to enter all the data about your business and financing needs and get a matched list of funding sources.

Delaware Department of Labor

The Delaware Department of Labor connects people to jobs, resources, monetary benefits, workplace protections and labor market information to promote financial independence, workplace justice and a strong economy.

Delaware Department of Transportation

The State of Delaware’s Department of Transportation is to provide a safe, efficient, and environmentally sensitive transportation network that offers a variety of convenient, and cost-effective choices for the movement of people and goods.

Delaware Division of Small Business

The Division of Small Business is a service-focused agency committed to helping businesses start and grow in Delaware.

Delaware Technical & Community College – Jack F. Owens Campus

The Jack F. Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College is located in the heart of Sussex County. The picturesque campus is, situated on 146 acres with ten major buildings and a recreational complex and is the county hub for higher education. Known as the birthplace of Delaware Tech, the Owens Campus continues to be a leader in the community. Combining a reputation for nationally recognized education and our on-campus partnerships with four-year institutions, the campus offers lots of options in  education to fit the job market. From diverse student activities to the culture of symphony orchestra performances to being the home of national baseball champions, the Delaware Tech Owens Campus shares excellence with Sussex County.

Delaware Technology Park

The mission of the Delaware Technology Park, located in New Castle County near the University of Delaware campus, is to stimulate economic growth and create high-value jobs in the Mid-Atlantic region by providing affordable state-of-the-art facilities, access to necessary resources and connections to the region’s industry, government and academic leaders.

Delmarva Water Transport Committee

The Delmarva Water Transport Committee (DWTC) is a non-profit organization with headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland. The mission is to encourage the continuation and further development of waterborne commerce on the rivers, bays and harbors of the Delmarva Peninsula through the promotion of adequate dredging, safe navigation and maintenance and development of harbor and river terminals in such a manner as to protect and conserve the environment. – Money

Offers dozens of articles organized by topics such as angel investors, bank and microloans, government funding, self-financing, and startup financing. There are also tips on payments and collections, taxes, money management, and several business calculators related to financial management, online business, and investing. – Helping U.S. Companies Export

Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government “to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeeding in today’s global marketplace.” The site offers an Export Basics primer as well as international market research, trade leads from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service, export finance information rom Export-Import Bank and the Small Business Administration, and agricultural export assistance from USDA. The “Find Solutions” section provides help with international sales and marketing, international finance, international logistics, licenses and regulations, trade data and analysis, and trade problems.

Fintel Scorecard

Is a free online tool that allows businesses to benchmark their financial performance against similar-sized firms in their industry. Businesses need only enter their SIC or NAICS code, eight figures from financial statements, and the number of employees to see how their company ranks in its industry, based on nine core financial ratios. Click on an individual ratio name to read about ways to improve the firm’s performance on that ratio.

How Delaware Compares

How Delaware Compares is an inventory of the state’s standing on key quality-of-life and economic indicators. This project not only provides timely Delaware-focused data, but also explores the findings, by including analysis, insight, and context from faculty experts in their respective fields.

SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business

SCORE offers free and confidential, small business planning and advice. The organization mentors to small businesses and is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • SCORE Template Gallery

    Offers templates for business planning, and also provides a link to contact a SCORE mentor for expert business planning advice.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) National Information Center Clearinghouse

Features a directory of annotated links on topics such as business plans, demographics, international trade, company information, small business trends, and social media.  The site also contains industry profiles in more than 60 categories, and you can subscribe to an email update on industry trends.

State of Delaware

“As I call people around the country to make the case for Delaware, I often say that our competitive advantage is our ability to work quickly, get the right people in the room, and get things done.  Our state has a great story – we need to get the word out.” Alan Levin, Secretary of Economic Development.

Sussex County Economic Development 

Sussex County Economic Development is part of the Sussex County Council government. It serves Sussex Countians by improving the overall well-being and quality of life by growing incomes and increasing the tax base. This is done primarily by creating new jobs through responsibly recruiting new business to the County and encouraging job retention and growth of existing businesses. It is consistent with Governor Markell’s initiative for the State of Delaware which includes the expansion of existing business and development and encouragement of entrepreneurial efforts.

Delaware Prosperity Partnership –

Delaware remains a consistent leader with its competitive business climate, reliable infrastructure, diverse workforce or convenient Mid-Atlantic location. When doing business in Delaware, you can trust that you’re investing in one of the nation’s best states for business.

U.S. Census Bureau

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate, and our abiding commitment to our customers.

U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.

U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration

EDA’s mission to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.”

U. S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.

USDA Rural Development – Delaware

Your partner in helping rural Delaware become a great place to live, work and raise a family. Whether you’re interested in value added agriculture, business opportunities, home ownership, home repair, rental housing, water and sewer systems, broadband technology, public safety, health care, education, social and cultural needs and energy related projects, you will find the information at USDA.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. SBA recognizes that small business is critical to America’s economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace.

Offers help in writing a business plan, including an outline of what should be included in the plan and an online tutorial.

Provides information about raising capital for your business. It includes information about eligibility and preparation, SBA loans, contract surety bonds, equity capital, and special purpose loan programs.

YWCA – Delaware

YWCA Delaware is a nonprofit organization that is committed to community service focusing on the special needs of women.  We assist in attaining life-changing skills, building healthy relationships, with a focus on racial equity and advancing women and their families economically. It is our goal to help women achieve independence and to encourage their personal development. YWCA is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Economic Development in Sussex County, Delaware