Sussex County’s ‘Open for Business’ set for July 20

GEORGETOWN – With the summer season kicking in, do you have plans to open, purchase or expand a business in Sussex County?

Do you need assistance with licenses or permits, business plan writing, marketing or getting ready to apply for financing?

Interested persons or groups are invited to attend Sussex County’s “Open for Business,” a free business development session for startup and existing businesses Thursday, July 20.

The session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, located at 21911 Rudder Lane in Georgetown at the Delaware Coastal Airport.

Sponsored by the Sussex County Economic Development Action Committee Inc., (SEDAC) Sussex County Open for Business is held the third Thursday of each month except December. It offers free, one-stop access to an array of organizations, agencies and resource partners who assist small businesses in funding, business consulting and training in Sussex County.

“Whether you’re a startup or established business looking for assistance in writing a business plan, marketing, business continuity planning or working with financial institutions, you can find it at Sussex County Open for Business,” said Southern Delaware Tourism Executive Director Scott Thomas, one of the Open for Business service providers.

Launched in 2010, Sussex County Open for Business has fostered support and growth for startups and well-established businesses representing a broad spectrum of sectors in the county including manufacturing, construction, retail, restaurants and services.

Some of the organizations that will be on hand July 20 include the Delaware Small Business Development Center, Sussex County Economic Development Office, The Center for Enterprise Development; Delaware State University; Delaware Economic Development Office;  Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Delaware Procurement Technical Assistance Center; Delaware Technical & Community College’s Entrepreneur Center; SCORE Delaware; Southern Delaware Tourism; U.S. Small Business Administration; Delaware Office of Supplier Diversity; Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; Delaware Department of Transportation; USDA and the Delaware State Housing Authority.

For more information about Sussex County Open for Business contact Scott Thomas at 302-856-1818 or; visit the website at; or follow us on Facebook,

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