Wilmington is Recognized as a Tech Hotspot

Commercial real estate giant, CBRE analysis shows Delaware is creating highly sought-after tech jobs.

In 2016 Delaware placed 12th in the Bloomberg 2016 State Innovation Index and No. 6th by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ranking the most innovative states in the country.

According to the CBRE analysis, New Castle County beat out its neighbors in technology employment growth of its Philadelphia Metro neighbors – “by a lot.”

 

According to the  Bureau of Labor Statistics figures, New Castle County added 4,000 new technology jobs, CBRE noted.

“With a total population under one million, Delaware may be small, but these rankings and data are reflected in the reality on the street – threaded around Wilmington’s Market Street corridor and in the LOMA (Lower Market) district are all manners of tech and creative design firms, a great number of which have sprung up in the past few years,”  CBRE reported.

CBRE took note of companies like the Archer Group, a marketing and tech firm; the Zip Code Wilmington coding program; 1313 Innovation and its affiliation with Philadelphia-based Benjamin’s Desk;  and expansion taking place at  The Mill co-working center after its 12,000 square feet of space was quickly filled in 2016.

Head to Delaware Business Now (link here) to read the full article.
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