Year-end roundup: The 20 most-read Delaware tech and biz stories of 2019 - Delaware

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Dec. 20, 2019 9:33 am

Year-end roundup: The 20 most-read Delaware tech and biz stories of 2019

Delaware, here's what you cared about most in the last year of this decade.
A story about holiday popup Blitzen was among Delaware’s top 20 most popular of 2019.

A story about holiday popup Blitzen was among Delaware's top 20 most popular of 2019.

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We published about 580 articles on Delaware in 2019, covering everything from startups to coding to education to economic development. Traffic-wise, this was our biggest year ever, since our Delaware market launched in 2014. (Woo hoo!)

Which articles are the most popular?

The ones with a national connection — such as our interview with the University of Delaware professor who worked on an HBO feature — always do well in terms of readership, and social media sharing makes a big impact — such as our interview with founders of the WIN Factory, which landed close to the top even though it came out just this month.

Stories about economic development, especially in banking, draw clicks, too, and this year, a for-fun post about Delaware UFO sightings through the year made the top 20.

Here is the full list of top stories published in 2019 by clicks, in ascending order; click through each to read them for yourself:

20. New SEPTA Saturday night train to Wilmington starts August 5 (July)

19. Delaware: These are your 2019 realLIST startups (January)

18. The fight for Channel 28 is over. What now? (March)

17. Meet Wilmington’s STEM Queen, 16-year-old Jacqueline Means (March)

16. Meet the 29 young fellows handpicked for Leadership Delaware’s 2020 cohort (November)

15. From borrowed equipment to brick and mortar: Green Box Kitchen opens this week (October)

14. Op-ed: Here’s why we still need to talk about Girl Develop It (January)

13. Blitzen the Christmas pop-up bar adds to 9th Street invigoration (November)

12. It’s World UFO Day. Here are the top 10 UFO sightings in Delaware (July)

11. New LYCRA company will stay based in Delaware (February)

10. CRISPR gene editing in Delaware: ‘It’s bigger than just the technology’ (November)

9. Capital One unveils coworking-esque downtown offices (April)

8. DuPont’s Nutritional Unit is up for bid in a potential $25B deal (September)

7. Here’s who’s throwing down at the Delaware Burger Battle (August)

6. Take a look inside the shiny new Comcast call center in Newark (September)

5. Wilmington food hall DECO has arrived (April)

4. There’s a new coworking space in Wilmington: Meet the Win Factory (December)

3. Is Delaware losing bank jobs — or gaining them? (June)

2. Meet the UD professor featured in HBO’s ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ (April)

1. Pot is now so decriminalized in Delaware, it’s practically legal (February)



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