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Economic Development

Youth Opportunity Fair to Feature Workforce Development Programs.

July 29, 2019
The City of Wilmington will be holding a youth opportunity fair on July 30th. Many local companies and organizations will be participating including Wilmington Leaders Alliance partner, Generation USA.    At the fair, there will be 2-3 vendors per classroom with some organizations conducting on-site interviews. There will also be a quiet space available for...

Nonprofit Generation Launches Construction Employment Program with Wilmington Leaders Alliance, Associated Builders and Contractors-Delaware Chapter, and Williamson College of the Trades

May 29, 2019
Program will offer hands-on training, mentorship for unemployed young adults WILMINGTON, Del. May 29, 2019 – Nonprofit Generation has launched a new construction employment program with the support of the Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA), the Associated Builders and Contractors—Delaware Chapter (ABC), and Williamson College of the Trades. Designed for unemployed youth and adults interested in construction careers,...

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...