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Delaware

Current predictions show that Delaware is on track to increase job growth by 2 percent annually and increase median incomes by 3.2 percent by 2019. Home prices rose by 10 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the foreclosure rate is 1.1 percent. Because of Delaware’s favorable corporate laws, over 50 percent of publicly traded companies in the United States are incorporated in this state. Even more appealing, the cost of doing business in Delaware is 9.3 percent below the national average. One famous Delaware family, the Du Ponts, are closely tied to economic development in the state as the founders of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, one of the largest chemical companies in the world.

The median household income for Delaware’s 922,000 residents ...

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