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In addition to the advantages outlined above, there are many more reasons to choose Kent County!
• Low cost of living. The overall cost of living in Kent County is below the national average, including in key categories such as transportation and housing.
• Business-friendly tax climate. Businesses and residents enjoy a low tax burden, without state-level property and sales taxes.
• Ease of travel. The average commuting time for residents is 24 minutes, and Kent County is served by 44 airports within 50 miles.
• A young, skilled workforce. The average age of Kent County residents is 37.38, and 33.18% of residents have an associate’s degree or higher.
• Plentiful education options. In Kent County, Delaware Technical Community College and Delaware State University have an extensive catalogue of degree programs and certificates, whereas Polytech Adult Education offers vocational and personal enrichment classes.
• Easy access to health care. The Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, has a 24-hour emergency department. It also offers numerous outpatient services, patient and family support services, and imaging.
• High quality of life. We are within a short drive of Southern Delaware’s pristine beaches, but there is plenty to do right here in Kent County. Refer to the pages of this visitor’s guide for more information on outdoor activities, dining, culture, shopping, history and so much more!
We stand ready to help any business considering a relocation or expansion in the area. Here are just a few of the ways we can help:
• Identify the right site for your business. We are happy to meet with you and help you find the right land or facility to suit your needs.
• Assist with navigating all available incentive programs, loans and grants — such as the Delaware Strategic Fund, the Site Readiness Fund, the Kent County Strategic Fund and federal Opportunity Zone benefits. Depending on your sector, size and chosen location, you may be eligible for additional funds.
• Provide ongoing support. Choose Central Delaware's work on your behalf doesn’t stop once your operation is established. Through our Business Retention and Expansion Program, we are happy to visit with you and find out what you need from us to thrive in Central Delaware.
THE CONVERSATION! Dover, Delaware 19901
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