Did you know that Delaware is one of the most cost effective places to do business in the Mid-Atlantic, if not the most cost effective? How you ask? Through Delaware’s tax structure! When you compare Delaware to other Mid-Atlantic States, you can save over 14% to your bottom line. These are actual dollars that you can use to increase the value of your program or just put back into your day-to-day operations. This is also what makes Delaware a very responsible place for you and your organizations to conduct their meeting business.
Delaware has three distinct counties, New Castle, Kent and Sussex. Each are unique in their own way, which insures that no matter what you are looking to accomplish, odds are you will be able to find it in Delaware.
New Castle County is home to the largest city in the state, Wilmington, Delaware. In addition to the dining, museums and city life that Wilmington has to offer you can take advantage of the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley, which houses amazing DuPont Estates and gardens. The county is easily accessible by land and air. There are over 80 AMTRAK stops a day into the City and it is only 28 miles from Philadelphia International Airport. Not only that, but I-95 runs right through the middle of this great meetings destination, which places it within a two hour drive from New York, NY, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD.
Kent County is home to our State’s Capital, Dover, Delaware. This county is rich with history and features an Amish community and great coastal towns that you and your group can explore. You will also find the Dover Air Force Base and the Monster Mile here, which host two NASCAR races a year. Situated in the middle of the State, Dover, Delaware has great shopping, museums, two gaming facilities and a NASCAR ride and drive experience. In addition to its amenities, Dover is located within two hours of Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia, which makes it an ideal drive-to meeting destination.
Sussex County is known for the State’s award winning beaches, night life and boardwalks. Home to historic Lewes, the first town in the “first state”, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick; the Delaware beaches offer groups fine dining, championship golf courses, tax free shopping outlets and of course water activities on our bays and the Atlantic Ocean. Location on the Southern portion of the State, Sussex County is within a two hour drive from Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Northern Virginia and it is ideal for all meeting types and incentive programs.
To learn more about all that Delaware has to offer, or to source your meeting in any or all of these great locations, contact the Delaware Tourism Office. We are truly your one-stop-show and we can assist you with all aspects of your meeting planning processes.