About the Dover DE Region | Harris School of Business
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About the Region

Founded in 1683 by William Penn, the City of Dover is located in Central Delaware in Kent County and is the capital of Delaware. Dover is approximately 90 miles south of Philadelphia, PA, and 90 miles east of Washington, DC. A thriving community, Dover continues to grow economically. Top Delaware employers provide a diversity of employment opportunities from health care and education to government and manufacturing.

Delaware Region Businesses

The Delaware region is home to numerous businesses and corporations, including many of the state's top employers:

A Sample List of Delaware’s Top Employers

  • 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services
  • Allen Family Foods Inc
  • Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Christiana Hospital
  • DuPont
  • Invista
  • Kent General Hospital
  • Milford Memorial Hospital
  • Mountaire Farms
  • Port of Wilmington
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
  • Wilmington Hospital