Economic Development

Economic Development Web Portal

Click here to view Parcel, Zoning, Downtown Development District, Opportunity Zone, Historic Preservation and other geographic information in the City's NEW Economic Development Mapping Portal.


verview of Milford, Delaware

Milford is a City located in both Kent and Sussex Counties in the State of Delaware.  The Mispillion River divides the City between the two counties and serves as a key destination for residents and visitors.  A former ship building hub, Milford has since transformed into a vibrant area packed with galleries, small businesses, special events, performance spaces and gathering places.  Milford proudly combines traditional small-town values with unconventional imagination and artistic sentiment.  In November 2018, Milford was selected by the Kent County Tourism Corporation as the 2018 Village of the Year.  Milford's proximity to the Delaware beaches and designation as a Downtown Development District (DDD) has enabled the City to experience exponential growth in economic development and housing stock.  Additionally, the City is nestled between Route 1 and Route 113 making it an attractive location for industries, and businesses serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia.

Milford is Open For Business

Please contact us if you are interested in opening a business in the City.  Whether it is new construction or moving into an existing commercial location, contacting us early in the process can help avoid unnecessary delays in starting your business.  Click here for more information on steps to get your business up and running in Milford!

Efficiency Smart

The City of Milford, in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), offers Effeciency Smart to help its businesses reduce their energy use and save money.  Click on the links to find out more about the Business Energy Rebate (BER) program for small businesses or to learn how to get expert technical assistance and personalized consultative services for larger companies.

Helpful Links

USDA Programs & Services for Businesses
True Access Capital
Kent Economic Partnership 
Sussex County Economic Development