Investors Center

Business/Recruitment Resource Information

Looking to start or build your business in the Downtown Dover Business Improvement District? Downtown Dover Partnership offers the following tips to help you get started in your new endeavor.

1. Permits & Licensing
First, Downtown Dover Partnership recommends that you call 302-678-2940 and schedule an appointment to discuss your business concept and receive a thorough understanding of the permits and licensing required by the City to open a business within the city. You can log onto for more information.

2. Business Assistance
Second, Downtown Dover Partnership recommends that you call our office at (302) 678-2940 and schedule an orientation appointment to discuss your business development needs. Downtown Dover Partnership will provide you with a packet and demographics conducted of our downtown area, information on loan programs, available incentives and grants, and available spaces within our downtown area.

3. Resource Development
Next, Downtown Dover Partnership recommends that you visit and review the list of Resource Development Partners to obtain assistance on developing your business and marketing plan, networking with other small businesses and information sharing.

Downtown Dover Partnership would like to thank you for considering starting you business in our Historic Downtown Dover.

We recommend that you complete the above Business Recruitment form and return via FAX to our office at 302-678-2113. We will schedule an appointment upon receiving the documentation.