Town of Milford celebrates Economic Development Week with new website

Screenshot of the new economic development website created for the town of Milford

The Town of Milford is marking the week of May 9 to May 13, 2022 as Economic Development Week with the launch of its new economic development website, The site offers national and local business resources, a step-by-step guide on how to open a business in Milford, links to available properties, demographic and key industry information for Milford and Delaware, as well as news and commercial announcements.

“I am delighted to launch our new website which will promote, showcase, assist and encourage economic growth in Milford,” said Sara Bluhm, Administrator of Economic Development and Community Engagement, “and what better time to put highlight this growth only during Economic Development Week. ?”

Created in 2016 by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance development opportunities for careers and improve the quality of life in communities around the world. . During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions of professional economic developers to creating more vibrant and economically livable communities.

“Economic developers play a vital role in promoting the economic health and vitality of their communities – a fact that has only been proven by the events of the past two years,” said Nathan Ohle, President and CEO of the direction of the IEDC. “Economic Development Week 2022 will serve to recognize, honor and celebrate the ingenuity and leadership that practitioners have shown to create a more equitable and prosperous future for all.

The town of Milford, incorporated in 1807 and located in Kent and Sussex counties along the Mispillion River, is home to over 11,000 year-round residents, over 500 retail businesses and non-profit organizations, local restaurants, parks, trails, small town events, major health care providers, a historic shipyard and its own school district. Known statewide as River Town, Art Town, Home Town, the city celebrates the beauty of its natural resources, the ingenuity of its people, and its commitment to quality of life.

The International Council for Economic Development (ICED) is a non-profit organization serving economic developers. With over 4,300 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote the economic well-being and quality of life of their communities by creating, retaining and developing jobs that facilitate growth, increase wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC members are engaged in the full range of economic development experiences. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings, including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.

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