Strategically located between New York and Washington, D.C., Delaware is at the center of the country’s largest consumer market.
New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore are all less than 150 miles (241 kilometers) away, and Delaware is easily accessible by car, train, sea and air.
By Road: Located on the I-95 corridor, Delaware provides businesses with access to a fast, efficient, and far-reaching delivery network.
By Rail: 80 regional and express trains and three commercial cargo railroads offer options for travel and shipping goods to major cities up and down the east coast.
By Sea: The Port of Wilmington is North America’s leading fresh fruit port, with the largest dock-side refrigerated complex on the continent.
By Air: With several cargo and passenger airports located in the State and six international airports in the region (located within a 90-minute drive of Wilmington, Delaware) the State offers quick accessibility to many destinations.
Delaware’s broadband connections and Internet speeds are consistently recognized as being among the fastest in the world (Akamai State of the Internet Report), the result of significant public- and private-sector investments in high-speed fiber optic lines that run the entire length of the State.
Foreign Trade Zones are sites that are considered to be outside U.S. Customs territory. Delaware is one of only two states in the U.S. that provides companies with the option of becoming a Foreign Trade Zone with Alternative Site Framework.
The Alternative Site Framework allows individual businesses throughout the State to import, export, assemble, warehouse and distribute products using imported materials, and reduce or eliminate customs duties and federal excise taxes.
Any company in the State can apply to be a Foreign Trade Subzone and obtain these benefits: