A couple of months ago I wrote an Insights that explored some of the reasons businesses typically give for not choosing Wilmington as a home base for operations. And while there are some obstacles to overcome and some changes we need to make to become a more attractive destination for businesses (better infrastructure, tax incentives, startup support and incentives), I want to focus this Insights on some of the positives that make Wilmington a great place for businesses.
I don't think any of the selling points I cover here will come as a surprise, but my hope is to remind readers that Wilmington has a lot to offer businesses and to increase awareness of some of these positive points. That way, when we as residents of this city are communicating with others involved in business, we can share these messages and reinforce them in a consistent way. In other words, we, the citizens of Wilmington, can take a proactive role in being advocates of Wilmington and to promote our town as a great place to operate and do business.
Before I begin listing some of the selling points of Wilmington, I want to point out that sharing success stories is a great way to show that Wilmington does have the necessary ingredients for business success. From startup businesses, such as nCino, Castle Branch and Live Oak Bank, to major corporations that have opened facilities here, such as PPD, Verizon, General Electric and Corning, our city has many examples of highly successful businesses in a variety of industries. I also happen to know of a few local startups that are in the early stages of business development but show promise for rapid and substantial growth and the potential for long-term success and job creation.
Now let's get to it ... here are five reasons businesses should come to Wilmington:
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