2016 Designated Towns
2015 Designated Towns
The Downtown Development Districts Act of 2014 (the Act) was enacted by the General Assembly in order to:
- Spur private capital investment in commercial business districts and other neighborhoods;
- Stimulate job growth and improve the commercial vitality of such districts and neighborhoods;
- Help build a stable community of long term residents by improving housing opportunities; and
- Assist municipalities in strengthening neighborhoods while harnessing the attraction that vibrant downtowns hold for talented people, innovative small businesses and residents from all walks of life.
What's Going On...
Annual Downtown Development District Report
It has been an exciting year for our downtown districts in Seaford, Dover, and Wilmington as well as the addition of our five new districts in Smyrna, Milford, Harrington, Georgetown, and Laurel. In total of the life of the program $22 million in DDD funding has spurred $448 million in private and other investment in eight total districts. By strategically investing public money to promote commercial and residential development, the program is making a long-lasting contribution to the economic vitality and quality of life in the heart of Delaware's communities. View the report!
Grant and Incentive Information
Information and links to all incentives available to real property investors within designated Downtown Development Districts. Contact information, phone numbers, and email addresses are provided so that you can get in touch with the appropriate person.