Milford celebrates Economic Development Week with new website


MILFORD — The city of Milford marks the week of May 9 to May 13, 2022, as Economic Development Week with the launch of their new economic development website,
The site features state and local business resources, a step-by-step guide on how to open a business in Milford, links to available properties, demographic and key industry information for Milford and Delaware, and business news and announcements.

“I’m thrilled to launch our new website that will promote, showcase, assist and encourage economic growth in Milford,” said Sara Bluhm, the city’s economic development and community engagement administrator, “and what better time to spotlight that growth than during Economic Development Week?”

Created in 2016 by the International Economic Development Council, the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.

During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.

“Economic developers play essential roles in promoting the economic health and vitality of their communities — a fact that has only been proven further by the events of the past two years,” said IEDC president and CEO Nathan Ohle. “The 2022 Economic Development Week will serve to recognize, honor and celebrate the ingenuity and leadership practitioners have shown in working to create a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone.”

The city of Milford is home to more than 11,000 year-round residents and 500 retail businesses and nonprofits.