Key Industries

Education & Healthcare

Universities, Researchers and Hospitals Shape Delaware's Economy


As one of the nation’s prominent leaders in knowledge creation and R&D, it’s no surprise that Delaware is home to a strong education and healthcare industry clusters. Here, our outweighed expertise in research and development is supported by the collaborations of our academic institutions, health systems and private and public partners―not to mention our top-tier workforce of professors, engineers, scientists, doctors and more.

Today, Delaware companies and organizations are driving innovations that impact our lives both at home and across the world. So, whether you represent a company seeking top R&D partnerships or a future PhD candidate ready to test your ideas, rest assured you’ll find good company in Delaware.

  • Quick Fact

    Our 272-acre STAR Campus is an unparalleled hub of innovation

    Delaware companies successfully collaborate with research and medical institutions to commercialize today’s top drugs.

  • Quick Fact

    Delaware is at the frontline of health and technology innovation

    Our dynamic health systems advance the future of healthcare, from Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute to the Dan and Susan Katzin Diagnostic and Research PET/MRI Center at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

  • Quick Fact

    First State hospitals are undergoing massive expansions

    Sussex County is a particularly fast-growing hub for healthcare, thanks to Bayhealth’s new $314 million, 165-acre expansion in Milford.

  • Quick Fact

    Delaware State University offers nearly 200 certificate programs

    In Delaware, our educational institutions are committed to lifelong learning and workforce training for students of all ages.

    Employment Data

    5,095

    NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS

    77,528

    NUMBER OF JOBS

    $52,805

    AVERAGE SALARY

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      Christiana Care Health System

      A national leader in quality, safety and health care innovation

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