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Economic Development

New Angel Investor Tax Credits Application Open For Delaware Businesses

November 08, 2018
The state of Delaware has made strides to keep its business friendly reputation in the country. Recently, House Bill 170 also known as the Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act has opened its application for Delaware based small businesses and investors.   “We should do everything we can to support Delaware’s innovators and entrepreneurs who...

Crowdsourcing Economic Development Solutions: Call For Submissions

October 09, 2018
Do you have a bold idea to create the Delaware of tomorrow? Take action…submit it today! Reinventing Delaware Idea Competition The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation hosts the annual Reinventing Delaware event – which invites thought leaders and entrepreneurs to submit a for-profit or social venture idea that will create jobs and help make Delaware...

Telling The Story of Wilmington

October 04, 2018
Wilmington residents, city officials, and business leaders came together the evening of September 28, 2018, to celebrate what makes Wilmington a fantastic place to be and to unveil the marketing campaign that will highlight the positives the city has to offer to the surrounding cities and towns. The celebration and overarching campaign named Wilmington.Love officially kicked...

The Universal Banker Program Graduation Day: A Recap

September 28, 2018
 After five intense weeks, the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program ended on a high note. The graduation ceremony provided students, their families, and sponsors WLA, Generation, M&T Bank, Capital One and WSFS a final chance to connect as the official first graduates of the program. Antonio Stills, Program Instructor, spoke to how the students...

More Special Guests Visit During Week 4 of the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program

September 13, 2018
Students of the WLA and Generation Universal Banking Program kicked off week four of the five-week program with an exciting day. The future bankers showed off their progress by reviewing technical banking terms. The goal was to ensure that everyone in the class had the consistent knowledge base.  Students also learned about safety within a...

Inspiration from Capital One: Week 3 of the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program

September 04, 2018
Students walked in quickly Thursday morning to their third week of the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program. Inspiring the students each day continues to be a clear goal of the class. Each video has been something to inspire the future bankers. This time, the class had to write to provide sage advice to students. “You...

Newest Downtown Wilmington Investment Allows Professionals To Live Where They Work

August 30, 2018
One of the biggest investments in downtown Wilmington has just opened. The Residences of Mid-Town Park is the newest luxury apartment complex to open in Wilmington. Focusing on having young professionals working downtown move in, amenities include a communal workspace, game room, lounges and an outdoor area.   “If people don’t live [Downtown], it becomes...

Professionalism and Customer Service: The Focus of Week 2 at the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program

August 27, 2018
Walking into the classroom at the Wilmington Library you can see the progress and sense the change in the mindset of each student in the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program.   “The students are buying into the program. They are transforming themselves and changing to become who they wanted to. They look forward to...

Class is in Session: Week 1 of the Generation Universal Banker Program

August 20, 2018
“This is groundbreaking.” Chris Fullman opened up to the Wilmington Leaders Alliance while surrounded by young adults eagerly awaiting what came next in the day. The successful ex-professional baseball player, Wilmington local, self-employed financial coach and account manager is now the mentor of the first cohort of future Wilmington bankers. He recently began working with...