New Castle, DE – New Castle County’s signature jobs and economic development initiative NCCinnovates is helping to drive the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, with demonstrated success during 2018, County Executive Matt Meyer announced today. Launched in August, NCCinnovates is the County’s most comprehensive effort to support homegrown innovation and entrepreneurship to create sustainable local jobs. It features NCCinnovates.com, a first-of-its-kind in Delaware interactive business web portal that provides customer, market and industry information, workforce data and help identifying available commercial properties. Additionally, it offers modest grant awards to promising startup companies through partnerships with local pitch competitions.“We are working hard to make New Castle County a welcoming place for entrepreneurs with the next great idea and for growing businesses looking to invest for the future,” County Executive Matt Meyer said. “Over the past few months, hundreds of entrepreneurs have explored the information and resources on our new interactive business portal, and this year we attracted dozens of promising start-ups to compete for our first three grant awards. Visit NCCinnovates.com to learn how New Castle County can help you succeed.”In 2018, NCCinnovates awarded its first grants to three homegrown start-up companies:
NCCinnovates will offer several grant opportunities for start-up businesses in partnership with area pitch competitions in 2019. Application information will be posted throughout the year at www.nccde.org/economicdevelopment.
NCCinnovates is administered by the New Castle County Office of Economic Development, which is focused on supporting the county’s innovation ecosystem by prioritizing new job creation through entrepreneurship, startup companies, existing small businesses and providing a predictable land use planning process.
Contact: Jason Miller, Director of Communications, 302-545-1462