incyte bracebridge

Incyte’s move into MBNA buildings will add up to 500 new jobs

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Incyte will buy two former MBNA buildings in downtown Wilmington, Bracebridge I and Bracebridge III, which will allow the biopharmaceutical company to move about 850 jobs into the city, expand its laboratory space in Alapocas, and move 300 jobs into Delaware. The 517,307 square feet in the Bracebridge buildings will almost double the company’s Delaware footprint. Incyte will focus first …

FFI Ionix Hydrogen

Decarbonization, hydrogen company expands in Kent County

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

An international company has chosen a site in Kent County to base its operations to support global decarbonization and the hydrogen economy. FFI Ionix will move from its 15,000-square-foot site in Harrington to 60 Starlifter Ave. in Dover . More than 22,000 square feet of the new facility’s $57,000 square feet will be lab space. The site will be the …

Coolest thing Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

Think you make the coolest thing in DE? Enter this contest

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A new state contest seeks the coolest thing manufactured in Delaware. The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce  and the Delaware Manufacturing Association have started the Coolest Thing Made in Delaware contest to highlight Delaware’s vibrant manufacturing industry and promote the sector as a top career path. Manufacturing now employees 28,000 Delawareans. The contest will be structured in a bracket format …

loitering

Businesses: ACLU loitering lawsuit could affect our sales 

Peter OsborneBusiness, Headlines

Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know. Take the lawsuit filed July 7, 2023, by ACLU Delaware against Attorney General Kathy Jennings and the city of Wilmington over the state’s solicitation and loitering statutes and Wilmington’s loitering ordinance. The ACLU claims the lack of specificity in the current statutes opens the door to selective enforcement.  At the same time, …

disabled submininum wage

Bill banning paying disabled less takes effect this month

Peter OsborneBusiness, Headlines

  Laura Randa started her search for a new headquarters with a list of 232 possible locations across the country before Delaware jumped to the top of the list. “Our final decision to move Toivoa and Toivoa Coaching’s headquarters to Delaware was made when Delaware passed legislation to eliminate subminimum wage for people with disabilities,” Randa said. “We hope to …

NOVO

Florida fintech company Novo to expand in Wilmington

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A Miami-headquartered fintech company has opened a Wilmington office. Novo, a two-time member of the Forbes Fintech 50, has built a platform for small businesses that combines a checking account with an ecosystem of financial applications. It’s designed to help small businesses access their revenue faster, save time on business-critical tasks and manage their money any time on any device. …

The Farmacy Market

Milford’s new ‘Farmacy Market’ grew out of an abundant garden

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

  A new market in Milford hopes to help the community harness the nutritional power of locally grown produce and regionally made products. The Farmacy Market at 28 South Walnut St., near My Sister’s Fault Bakery, hosted invited friends and family Wednesday and will formally open Saturday for Small Business Saturday. It has its roots in a scary episode of …

Mountaire Farms Thanksgiving for Thousands chicken

Mountaire Farms’ ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ breaks record

Katie KazimirBusiness, Headlines

SELBYVILLE – More than 350 community members worked elbow to elbow Saturday at Mountaire Farms shipping warehouse to pack 14,000 holiday meals for area churches and nonprofits to distribute to families in need. “We’re only able to do this because of their help,” said Mountaire Farms Spokeswoman Cathy Bassett said.  Mountaire Cares This is the 29th annual Mountaire Cares’ “Thanksgiving …

Joseph Janvier Jewelers mural Kent Krech

Janvier jewelry store’s stunning mural wows customers

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Joseph Janvier Jewelers doesn’t go out of its way to call attention to itself — from the outside. The Elsmere business is housed in a nondescript brick building on Kirkwood Highway. Customers walk from a modest parking lot to the front door and press a bell to be admitted. They step in, and their mouths drop open. “Wow” is usually …

RiKarbon at CDF

RiKarbon will add jobs, expand lab space with state grants

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Business

A Delaware environmental solutions firm will use $60,000 in state grants to quadruple lab space and create 12 new full-time jobs. RiKarbon, based in Newark, will use the grants to expand from Delaware Technology Park incubator space to the Delaware Industrical Park. The company, which will focus on carbon capture and utilization with the expansion, was founded in 2018 with …