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Delaware cracks the top 10 in national talent pipeline ranking

Trade publication Business Facilities ranked the First State highly in several categories, including a #2 ranking for business climate for the city of Wilmington.

The Wilmington skyline. (Photo by GPA Photo Archive with Creative Commons license)

Delaware Prosperity Partnership has been sharing the results of Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report, and Delaware is coming in strong. The trade publication for corporate site selectors ranked state, metro and global regions in dozens of categories, including business climate, millennial appeal and green energy use.

Delaware quietly took 10th place in the Tech Talent Pipeline category, rounding out a top 10 that includes powerhouse tech states like Virginia, California, New York, North Carolina and Maryland.



When it comes to using green energy, Delaware ranked in two categories, taking the #6 spot in the solar electricity category and #9 in offshore wind power.

The city of Wilmington got the highest ranking of all for the state, with a #2 ranking in Best Business Climate (population under 200,0000), outranked only by Alexandria, Virginia. Other cities to make the top 10 in this category include Amarillo, Texas; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Joplin, Missouri.



Finally, Delaware is included in the #7 ranking in the larger Healthcare Hubs category as part of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE metro area. (’s newest market, Pittsburgh, took #2 in this category.)

To read the full Business Facilities report, download it here:

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Companies: Delaware Prosperity Partnership

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