Connected by Land, Sea and Air
With state-of-the-art infrastructure, Delaware offers businesses global access:
Worldwide passenger service is less than a half-hour from downtown Wilmington at the Philadelphia International Airport. Serving southern Delaware, the Baltimore-Washington International Airport is less than two hours away from most locations in Kent and Sussex counties. The Salisbury Regional Airport serves much of Sussex County, while the New Castle Airport is just five miles south of Wilmington and only a 25-minute drive from Center City Philadelphia. Other major airports and services in Delaware include:
- Delaware Airpark
- Dover Air Force Base
- Smyrna Airport
- Summit Aviation
- Sussex County Airport
Founded in 1923, the Port of Wilmington is a full service mid-Atlantic seaport at the confluence of the Christina and Delaware rivers strategically located and serving over 200 million North American consumers. An economic engine, Delaware’s seaport is responsible for 5,300 family sustaining jobs annually generating $400 million in business revenue, $375 million in personal income and $37 million in state and regional taxes. The Port is owned and operated by the Diamond State Port Corporation, a corporation of the State of Delaware.
Norfolk Southern and CSX Corporation both offer freight rail service in Delaware. Amtrak, which has a passenger rail station on the Wilmington waterfront, provides frequent service to New York, Boston, Washington, DC, and Richmond. In addition, DelDOT/SEPTA Wilmington–Philadelphia provides commuter rail service between the cities.
Delaware’s network of highways include Interstates 95, 295 and 495, U.S. Highways 13, 113, 301, 202 and 9, as well as well-maintained primary and secondary roads. State Route 1 runs along the length of the entire state, connecting the city of Wilmington to the capital of Dover to the beaches of southern Delaware.
Delaware is #1 in the U.S. for broadband, with 95 percent of the state having GT 4 mbps access, and is #5 in the U.S. for broadband coverage. One of just a handful of states to invest in a Carrier Hotel concept, Delaware has approximately 200 miles of dark fiber — approximately 130 miles in New Castle County, and 80 miles of 10-gig dark fiber that runs from Wilmington to Georgetown. Delaware uses a Network Access Point (NAP) that connects with nine dark fiber providers.
Delaware offers competitive rates on its utilities, including electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunications:
Service is provided by Delmarva Power. In addition, some individual municipalities provide electric service for residents and companies located within their jurisdiction.
Gas service providers are Delmarva Power (serves New Castle County north of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal) and Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (serves the area south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal).
Delaware has adequate surface water and groundwater to meet the projected demand for fresh water. The northern portion of the state uses a combination of ground and surface supplies to satisfy public water demands. Groundwater is used exclusively south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal for drinking water supply.
Sewer service is generally available in the incorporated areas of the state. This service is provided on the local level, either by individual municipalities or the county.
Local telephone service in Delaware is provided by Verizon Delaware, Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon Corporation. Verizon also offers FiOS Internet and television service.