A program that’s helped launch nearly 800 Delaware entrepreneurs gets financial boost

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The demand for entrepreneurs in New Castle County is on the rise. Nearly 800 residents have taken part in a program designed to help future business leaders and organizers at Wilmington’s West End Neighborhood House hope new funding support will help even more entrepreneurs.

With a $308,000 grant from the county, West End’s Launcher Entrepreneurship Program will expand with new classes to help individuals grow their business skills and contribute to broader economic development in the First State.

West End Neighborhood House receives an award over $300,000 from New Castle County. (Courtesy of West End Neighborhood House)

“This will allow us to not only help people launch their business, but to create jobs within those areas as well and produce economic growth,” said program director Kristin Bowen. “We do want you to place your business within the areas that we serve. We specifically serve particular areas to help them build that economic growth.”

  • October 1, 2023
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