Delaware Business First Steps’ website wins Center for Digital Government Award
The Delaware Business First Steps website has won a prestigious national award from the Center for Digital Government. The site is a portal to information about business licensing, permits, and filings required for certain business by state, city, and county agencies in Delaware. It was awarded a 2015 Digital Government Achievement Award in the government-to-business category.
“When we launched this site in February, our hope was to provide entrepreneurs with the best opportunity to start and expand their companies here in the First State. Receiving this award is further validation that we are making progress to improve the customer experience with government,” said Gov. Jack Markell.
The Business First Steps site was built in response to the governor’s challenge to state agencies to improve access to information about business licensing requirements. The website features a general checklist that most new businesses will need to follow, a list of over 200 different state agency registrations or licenses, and links to business resources. All entrepreneurs need to first decide on their business structure and their business name before starting down the path of applying for a business license or other registrations with various government offices.