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Delaware’s lenient taxation policies and business practice laws make it attractive to big business. Several of the nation’s largest banking and financial services companies have established headquarters in the state. Also, more than half of the top 500 industrial corporations are chartered in the state. Delaware does not have a sales tax or a state level property tax. These desirable policies have given Delaware’s citizens the fourth lowest state-local tax burden in the nation. The vast majority of the state’s corporations are located in the north, while farming is still the most substantial contributor to the economy in the southern portion of the state. The leading agricultural products include broiler chickens, soybeans, corn, and dairy products.

Business Data

Per Capita Real GDP$59,288 Rank: 1/50 (2006)
Population783,600 Rank: 45/50 (2000)
Per Capita Personal Income$39,022 Rank: 10/50 (2006)
Unemployment Rate3.80% Rank: 15/50 (2008)
Business Tax Climate IndexRank: 9/50 (2008)
Corporate Tax Rate8.7%
Individual Tax Rate 2.2% - 5.95%
Sales Tax Rate 0

Business Tax Climate Index

Individual Income Tax Index Rank32
Sales Tax Index Rank2
Unemployment Insurance Tax Index Rank7
Property Tax Index Rank7
Business Tax Climate Index9
Corporate Tax Index Rank48

State Information

AbbreviationDE
CapitalDover
Nick NameFirst State
State Web Sitehttp://www.delaware.gov
MottoLiberty and justice

Top 5 Export Partner Countries

United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico

Top 5 Export Merchandise

Plastics and Rubber Products Sales Chemicals Sales Computers and Electronic Products Manufacturing Chemicals Manufacturing

Major Cities

Wilmington

GDP

Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Millions) $60,118.00 (2007)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$54,496.00 Rank: 2 (2007)

Population Stats

Population 873,092 Rank: 45 (2008)

Age Distribution

Under 18 Population194,587
Under 18 Percent of Total Population25%
65 and older Population101,726
65 and older Percent of Total Population13%

Gender Distribution

Male Population48.6%
Female Population51.4%
Non-English Speaker (at home)56,215
Net International Immigration11,226
Birth Rate13.6%
Percent of People Under Poverty Level10.4%
Rank39

Expenditure

Per Capita State Spending$8,071
Rank4
Energy Expenditures per Person$4,227
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems$364,233

Revenue

Personal Income$33,962
Rank10
State Internal Revenue Collection$16,857,669
Rank35
Cash and Deposits by State Government$257,628
Per Capita State Tax Collection$3,379
Rank7

Education

High School Graduation Rate69.9%
Rank31
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree16%
Rank33
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree10.6%
Rank13

Largest Universities

Delaware State University University of Delaware Wilmington College Information
High School Graduation Rate69.9%

Logistics

Public Road Length (Mile)6,179
Gas Tax Rate (%)23%
Highway Planning and Construction (USD Thousands)131,851
Number of Public Airportsts 12

Main Airports

Ports

New Castle Wilmington

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State Business Links

Delaware Online
http://www.delawareonline.com/

Secretary of State

Delaware Secretary of State
http://sos-res.state.de.us/tin/GINameSearch.jsp
The State of Delaware is a leading domicile for U.S. and international corporations. More than 850,000 business entities have made Delaware their legal home. More than 50% of all publicly-traded companies in the United States including 63% of the Fortune 500 have chosen Delaware as their legal home.

Small Business Administration

Delaware Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/localresources/district/de/index.html
The Delaware District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's many programs and services to all counties in the state of Delaware. The office hours are from 8:00am until 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Top 10 Business Links

Delaware Business Blog
http://www.delawarebusinessblog.com/
This site is intended to aid businesspersons in discussing business issues, informing other readers on business-related topics, or promote business events or companies in Delaware.
Delaware Business Litigation Report
http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
This site reports on the latest litigation results in the Delaware courts for business-related suits. There is also a search function for older reports.
Delaware Department of Labor
http://www.delawareworks.com/
This website supplies access to employment-related services, such as various labor laws, certification, licensing, unemployment, and more. Additionally, there is extensive information on the labor market, training programs, and more.
Delaware Economic Development Office
http://dedo.delaware.gov/
Within this section of the Delaware state website, entrepreneurs can find information specifically related to business financing, workforce assistance, and the different industry clusters Delaware hosts.
Delaware Intercorp
http://www.delawareintercorp.com/t-WhyIncorporateinDelaware.aspx
This website offers detailed arguments for the advantages to be had incorporating your business in Delaware. It also provides cost information, both for incorporation and for common business expenses, as well as the possibility of incorporating online through the website.
Delaware Small Business Development Center
http://www.delawaresbdc.org/
Offers assistance in business planning to entrepreneurs in Delaware. Services include training, information and research and advisory services. Fees vary but many services are free of charge.
Delaware Statistics: A Research Guide
http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/stdc/resguide/delstat.htm
This page provides and links to Delaware-specific statistics on a broad range of topics.
DelEXCHANGE
http://www.delaccess.org/amdelexchangeinfo.asp
DelExchange is a membership-based business-to-business networking service. It is intended to help small to medium-sized Delaware businesses develop and create useful business contacts. The site also provides a calendar of useful business events.
Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control
http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Pages/default.aspx
For those business involved in the use of natural resources, this page provides information on laws and regulations related to resource use. Information and services related to permits, licensing, and certification is also available.
World Trade Center Delaware
http://www.wtcde.com/
WTC Delaware is a private organization offering international trade and business services for Delaware businesses. It offers members services such as an export/import program, info resources, trade shows, trade leads, pricing, incorporating, and more.

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