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Economic Development

WLA Member Capital One Opens Headquarters in Wilmington, DE

May 23, 2019
WLA member Capital One has strengthened its commitment to Wilmington, DE with the opening of its newly remodeled headquarters. After a hiring decline, banking related jobs have rebounded with a surge in an increasingly vibrant fintech scene.   The goal of the renovations was to attract young talent to an industry that is increasingly blurring...

WLA Member M&T Promises New Jobs to Wilmington, DE

May 23, 2019
M&T Bank and its Wilmington Trust subsidiary will hire hundreds of tech talent over the next few years, including 200 new “technologists” — software engineers and designers, UI/UX and web developers, database and cybersecurity experts, and technical team leads — over the next five years, and reinforce its commitment to downtown Wilmington.   Along with...

WSFS Foundation Awards $425,000 to Fund Education and Workforce Training Programs for Youth

February 18, 2019
WLA member, WSFS, recently announced that its foundation is awarding $425,000 to local organizations to help with Workforce Training for youth. YearUp Wilmington, a partner of WLA, was one of the recipients of this award, which will allow them to double the number of students in their program. For more information on the impact this...

Member Spotlight: Buccini Pollin Group

February 06, 2019
The Buccini brothers have always had roots in Wilmington. That is one of the many reasons why they chose to start their business here. Through the ’90s, they saw New York City, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia experience a Renaissance. With Wilmington in the center of it all, it was clear that the economic boom would...

Nearly Two Decade High For Wilmington Residents With Jobs

December 21, 2018
According to a new study done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the 19th year in a row, Wilmington employment has gone up. This statistic includes part-time and full-time work according to the Delaware Online website. Job opportunity has grown not only in Wilmington, but in New Castle County as well. Primary sectors for...

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...