Come fall, The Mill Space in downtown Wilmington will be the home of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership this fall.
The public-private economic development partnership is currently located in One Commerce Center a few blocks away on Orange Street. The building is home to the DelawareState Chamber of Commerce, an early champion of legislation that led to the formation of the partnership.
“Delaware Prosperity Partnership is excited about our pending move to The Mill early this fall. We need a place that allows us to remain in downtown Wilmington, can accommodate our team, offer flexibility and strike the right chord for selling Delaware. We think The Mill can do all this for us. The location also puts DPP right in the center of a growing group of companies that may be future customers for our services as they grow and thrive,” said partnership CEO Kurt Foreman.
The Mill has seen rapid growth as co-working space at the Nemours Building in downtown Wilmington.
Management of The Mill now manages Theater N, which shows movies and offers meeting space at the former DuPont Co. building.
The Mill is also expanding to north Wilmington with space in the redeveloped Concord Plaza mixed-use complex, Technical.ly Delaware reported.
Both Nemours and Concord Plaza are owned by Wilmington-based Buccini/Pollin Group. The Mill was the brainchild of Robert Herrera, an entrepreneur with an architectural background. The co-working space has earned national recognition for its services and design features. Herrera is a member of the board of the Prosperity Partnership. (Click on headline below for story).
The Delaware Prosperity Partnership was formed after a restructuring of the Delaware Economic Development Office. The partnership seeks to recruit and retain larger employers in Delaware. The DPP is funded by a combination of state money and support from the private sector.
The Delaware Division of Small Business, under the umbrella of the Secretary of State’s office, handles small business matters and the state’s tourism office. Both had been part of the Economic Development Office.