Wilmington is a city located in the state of Delaware in the United States of America. This city is the county seat of New Castle County. Wilmington has a population of 71,106, as of 2017, making it the most populated city in the state of Delaware. The main language spoken in Delaware is English, however, 10% of the population speak Spanish. Wilmington is situated at the confluence of the Brandywine River and the Christina River where it flows together and become the Delaware River. Wilmington is located 115 miles southwest of New York City, 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia and 110 miles northeast of Washington. Wilmington has the nickname ‘Corporate Capital of the World’ and is a popular destination from business travel. There are many corporate housing and furnished apartments in Wilmington that are perfect for business travellers.
Wilmington has a rich history and was home to the first Swedish settlement in North America in 1638. The area later fell into the hand of the Dutch and then the British; under the British rule, the area was named Wilmington in the honour of Spencer Compton, the Earl of Wilmington. The developing area started to boom with the arrival of The Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad in 1837. In 1868, Wilmington was the largest producer of warships in America. In recent years, Wilmington has benefited from the laws of Delaware, which favour corporate management.
Wilmington’s largest industries include healthcare, banking, trade and manufacturing. Wilmington’s 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report named The State of Delaware the top employer in the city, employing over 13,000 people. The next largest employers in the city are Christiana Care Health System, DuPont, Bank of America and Walmart. Delaware is a national corporate centre because of the favourable corporate franchise tax laws. Delaware Technology Park is located 10 miles outside of Wilmington city centre and one of the key business areas in the city with over 49 technological driven businesses located here. There are many corporate housing options close to Delaware Technology Park and the other key business districts in the city making them the perfect solution for business travel.
As well as Wilmington being a large corporate centre it is also a hotbed for culture, commerce and art. There are many things to do in the city in your spare time including visiting the beautiful Brandywine Creek, this iconic historical site is the perfect place to go for walks or runs. Other popular attractions include Delaware Art Museum, Brandywine Zoo and The Delaware Contemporary. Tourist attractions are great for taking time out of the working day; there is a range of furnished apartments in Wilmington that are close to these attractions.
Wilmington has many interstate and state highways running around the city allowing for easy travel to other parts of the country. Interstate 95 runs through the city and head north to Philadelphia and south to Baltimore. There are many buses that allow for easy travel around the city. New Castle Airport is five miles outside of the city centre. There is a selection of corporate housing options close to these transport links.
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