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Delaware is ranked among the top five in the nation according to the 2014 State New Economy Index by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.



Information Technology

Industry Overview

Delaware has the third-highest concentration of IT jobs in the nation, a reflection of its technology-driven economy. The State is attracting a growing number of high-speed computing companies in the health care, national security and general business sectors through a dynamic public-private-academic partnership that facilitates research and development of innovative software and IT services.

The Delaware Technology Park provides companies with affordable, state-of-the-art facilities and access to resources. It is equipped with cutting-edge physical infrastructure, including wet labs, office space, conference facilities and a park-wide fiber optic network. DTP selects the best and the brightest based on technology and business focus, financial status and leadership capability.

DTP's partner, the University of Delaware, is a major research institution with top-ranked computer science and engineering programs and an applied science focus that is transferable to the marketplace.

Delaware's central location, well-established financial services industry and expanding healthcare industry, plus access to a talented pool of programmers, engineers and system analysts, are among the other advantages to setting up an IT business in the state. IT professionals are drawn to the area because of the outstanding quality of life and easy access to metropolitan hubs like New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

In the technology industry, companies derive most of their value from successful research and development, which is high-risk and expensive. That's why Delaware offers a research and development tax credit. Delaware businesses are eligible to receive research and development tax credits on the state and federal level (twice the amount of other states). This offers substantial discounts on these important functions.


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Delaware Technology Park

Delaware Technology Park

The DTP is a leading non-profit research park providing development-stage life science, information technology, advanced materials and renewable energy companies with access to the resources and connections needed to drive economic success. The 40-acre park is home to more than 50 companies, five state-of-the-art buildings and more than 1,000 employees.

The Technology Forum of Delaware

The Technology Forum of Delaware

The TFD is a non-profit association providing a dynamic environment for identifying business opportunities and building profitable relationships with leaders in high technology businesses throughout the region. The TFD’s goal is to serve the region’s diverse range of emerging and established technology businesses, including information technology, biotechnology and alternative energy.

Delaware Small Business & Technology Development Center

Delaware Small Business & Technology Development Center

The SBTDC provides free individualized business advisory services and educational programs designed to help businesses achieve their goals and gain a competitive advantage by connecting them with the right resources and tools, then guiding them through the obstacles and opportunities that all businesses face. Delaware Delaware is an online technology news and events network that provides editorial content, expert programming and tools for recruitment, marketing, community cultivation and economic development for several East Coast hubs. Delaware launched in June 2014.


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