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Attractive tax structure. Delaware has no sales tax, and the Sussex County tax rate has been stable since the first Bush administration.  A recent study ranked Delaware number eight in the nation for its business tax climate.  That contrasts with Pennsylvania at 26, Maryland at 44, and New Jersey at 48.

Desirable location. Within hours of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City, Sussex County is readily accessible to major business centers.

Workforce Development.  Delaware Technical & Community College partners with local businesses to train a labor pool to meet specialized needs.

A healthy customer base.  Sussex County hosts seven million tourists annually and is within a 4-hour drive of 25% of the U.S. population.  A large retiree community with significant disposable income presents an additional market opportunity.

An eye to the future.  Sussex County is one of the nation’s leading contenders for the generation of wind power.  Preliminary permits have been granted for an offshore wind turbine tower.

Learn about Sussex County and let us help you realize your vision for business success.

Economic Development in Sussex County, Delaware