N.C. County Executive says economic development effort showing results

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New Castle County’s economic development initiativeNCCinnovatesis showing results, County Executive Matt Meyer announced last month.

One inititiave isNCCinnovates.com, an interactive business web portal that provides customer, market and industry information, workforce data and helps in identifying available commercial properties. Also offered are modest grant awards startup companies through partnerships with local pitch competitions.

“We are working hard to make New Castle County a welcoming place for entrepreneurs with the next great idea and for growing businesses looking to invest for the future,”Matt Meyer said. “Over the past few months, hundreds of entrepreneurs have explored the information and resources on our new interactive business portal, and this year we attracted dozens of promising start-ups to compete for our first three grant awards. Visit NCCinnovates.com to learn how New Castle County can help you succeed.”

In 2018,NCCinnovatesawarded its first grants to three local start-up companies:

The firm has developed a proprietary, patent-pending anticorrosive coating technology that not only prevents corrosion but also heals and protects metals from corrosion in the case of surface scratch/damage.

NCCinnovateswill offer several grant opportunities for start-up businesses in partnership with area pitch competitions in 2019.

NCCinnovatesis administered by theNew Castle County Office of Economic Development, which is focused on supporting the county’s innovation ecosystem by prioritizing new job creation through entrepreneurship, startup companies, existing small businesses and providing a predictable land use planning process, a release stated.

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