Doing Business in Milton

open.jpgMilton is a wonderful place to locate your business for many many reasons.

We are 12 miles from Lewes Beach, and 15 miles from Rehoboth, but we are on the opposite side of Route 1, that means that we live the beach life without the beach traffic.

We are located on the beautiful Broadkill River and Wagamons Pond, so we have boating, kayaking, and fishing, plus Milton Memorial Park, Mill Park, and the newly completed Rails to Trails walk, so there are a lot of areas for outdoor recreation.

In addition to that, we are not seasonal. Though Milton’s population is close to being about 50% transplants to the area, our residents do not leave when summer does. We stay here all year, and we love the town, and are very involved in all the town has to offer.

What does the town offer?

Low taxes…

Low business fees…

Free parking ALL YEAR…

The brewery of the best beer in the country, Dogfishead, open seven days a week, it always draws visitors to town…

The Milton Theatre, which has more than 35,000 people go through its doors each year. It is the premier entertainment site for Sussex County, and, like Dogfishhead, it always draws visitors to town…

Three state of the art public schools…

Many of the county’s best restaurants…

Two in-town local banks…

An Ace Hardware…

An in-town supermarket…

An in-town Town Hall which offers free notary services to residents and so much more personal and personalized services for business…

If you locate your business in Milton, you can live here; you can bank here; your kids can go to school here, and they can take music lessons here; you can have your choice of churches to attend, you can get to a beach in ten minutes, and you can get to anywhere in Sussex County in about 20 minutes, without having to try to get out of a beach community in the summer. It’s about 15 minutes to get to the new Bay Hospital in Milford, or Beebe Hospital in Lewes (pronounced BB and Lewis). And we have two fabulous pediatrician offices in town, a dentist, a chiropractor, an imaging center, and a physical therapy center. Hopefully you won’t need all that, but if you do, it’s here.

And, if you like getting involved in the town where you live, then we want you here.

We need you…

to join the Garden Club or

the Volunteer Fire Department or

the Food Bank or

the Century Club or

the Community Foundation or

the many other community groups we have that give back and help grow and beautify our community.

Milton is a great place to start and grow a thriving business or to relocate your business from another, less business-friendly place. And when you do, don’t forget to join the Milton Chamber of Commerce!

Helpful resources for your business:

Town of Milton Business Process
Town of Milton Process for Business Planned to Build In Milton
Town of Milton Business Fee Schedule
Town of Milton Business License Application
Town of Milton Property Rental License Application
State of Delaware Department of Small Business


Get Free Business Consulting at Delaware Small Business Development Center
Get Free Business Consulting from Delaware SCORE


Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Find out about the Small Business Administration’s 504 Loan program @ the Delaware Community Development Corporation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship

Export Delaware

1 Million Cups @ Del Tech Community College

First State Community Loan Fund

Sussex County Economic Development Action Committee

Sussex County Economic Development

Women’s Business Center at First State Community Loan Fund