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2020 a Big Year for New Manufacturing in Kent County, DE


KENT COUNTY, DE — Located less than two hours away from Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York City, Central Delaware is a prime location for new and expanding businesses. Home to over 75 manufacturers, Central Delaware has a strong trained workforce ideally suited for the manufacturing, distribution, warehousing and logistics sectors. With easy access to an excellent highway system, it is no wonder the small state is becoming a manufacturing hub for the region.

Four M (large cardboard box manufacturer) recently announced its intention to build a massive $80 million facility in Dover. The ‘super plant’ deal is expected to bring about 160 new jobs to the state’s central county. However, it’s only the most recent win in an ongoing streak of manufacturer migrations Kent County has scored this year, according to Linda Parkowski, Director of the Kent Economic Partnership (KEP).

The KEP has helped facilitate the influx of manufacturers through subsidies, grants and targeted marketing campaigns. Continuing the drive to attract these businesses, the KEP hopes to increase the investment in the county and multiply the number of high-quality jobs.


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