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Industrial and Business Parks Offer Convenience, Attractive Amenities
Sussex County is home to several industrial and business parks that are ready for new businesses to set up shop, with access to an abundant and well-trained workforce.
“Our town’s new branding is ‘Perfect Place to Start,’” said Trisha Newcomber, Economic Development Manager for the City of Seaford. “Start,” she said, could refer to starting a new business, a new career or even retirement.
Perhaps the City’s principal cheerleader is the mayor, David Genshaw. A transplant and resident by choice, Genshaw said one of his top priorities is helping to expedite decision-making for companies that want to locate and expand in Seaford.
Seaford’s assets go deeper than industrial and business parks, utilities, transportation and location, Mayor Genshaw said. “It’s a cultural thing,” he said. “It’s something you feel.”
Genshaw wants potential new businesses to know two other major points about establishing an operation in Seaford: The cost of real estate is a far better bargain than anything along the I-95 corridor and the area provides a great quality of life.
“We have found the area a wonderful place to raise a family,” he said. “You’re half-way between the ocean and the bay,” Genshaw said, “and the Nanticoke River provides great water access.” Genshaw said companies looking at the Seaford area should note that housing is very affordable – so attracting a good workforce should be easier.
The Delmar Business Park is located north of the Delaware- Maryland line on Route 13, with retail-office flex space ranging from 2,000 to 14,000 square feet.
Georgetown is home to the Delaware Coastal Business Park – see page 8 for more information.
The Nanticoke Business Park is located on Route 13 in the town of Greenwood. Eight thousand square feet of space of all-steel construction is available, with 20-foot ceilings, loading dock and utilities for light manufacturing, assembly, sales and service.
The Selbyville Industrial-Business Park, located at the Delaware-Maryland line on Route 113, offers shovel-ready, flexible square footage starting at 4,500 square feet and up.
Seaford’s Industrial Park is a 128-acre tract of flat land on the north side of the city, and is fully serviced with water, sewer, waste disposal and electricity. Easily accessible by rail and truck transportation, it is strategically located one mile from U.S. Route 13. The Seaford Industrial Park’s central East Coast location and its attractive, ecologically sound and industrial park-level sites make it ideal for manufacturing firms.
Seaford Industrial Park has four available acres still to be developed, and some open, flexible warehouse space. The park is thriving and home to a number of businesses, such as Craig Technologies, Regional Builders, FlowMark (manufacturers
of medical equipment), Scott Frye’s Floor Covering and Wholesale Millworks.
Next door to Seaford Industrial Park is the Ross Business Park, hosting FedEx; Solar City; Ditch Witch; accounting firm Lank, Johnson & Tull; and the Seaford District Library. Of 150 acres at the park, 108 remain to be developed. Both Ross Business Park and Seaford Industrial Park are zoned N-1 Industrial with protective covenants.
“The Mayor and Council along with the City staff are here to help,” Newcomber said. “We envision some new buildings that could house distribution companies, something for the agricultural industry or bio-tech, for example.”
For more information on the Seaford Industrial Park or Ross Business Park, contact Trisha Newcomber, City of Seaford Economic Development Manager, at 302-629-9173.
The High Bay Industrial Facility on Pinnacle Way, which is east of Route 113 in Millsboro, offers 210,000 square feet of flexible, prime warehouse, storage, office and processing space. Space
can be divided into anywhere from 20,000 square feet up to nearly 110,000 square feet. The facility includes multiple loading configurations with ceilings up to 30 feet. High Bay Industrial Facility is serviced by a private rail spur. Economic incentives, tied to job creation, are available.

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