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Division of Small Business accepting Site Readiness Fund applications

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DOVER – The Delaware Division of Small Business announced that it is now accepting Site Readiness Fund applications from qualified businesses or local governments.

Established through Senate Bill 127, the fund promotes economic growth and stability by investing in the development or improvement of commercial and industrial sites to attract job-creating businesses.

The Site Readiness Fund provides grants, loans or other economic assistance to qualified businesses or local governments that invest in constructing, renovating or improving commercial, industrial sites that are readily available to businesses.

“We are competing every day with surrounding states to attract and keep vital businesses and jobs here in Delaware,” Regina Mitchell, acting director of the Division of Small Business, said in a statement. “The Site Readiness Fund is an important tool that allows us to support infrastructure investments so our state can stay competitive and incentivize businesses to relocate here. I encourage businesses, municipalities, and others interested in improving sites throughout Delaware to submit an application for Site Readiness funding.”

“The Site Readiness Fund creates more viable options for companies looking to locate or expand right here in Delaware,” President and CEO of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership Kurt Foreman said. “The fund provides an investment in ensuring that sites throughout the state are ready for the kinds of development and job growth we all value.”

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funding has been awarded. Site Readiness Fund applications are available at business.delaware.gov/site-readiness-fund.

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