Downtown development workshop set in Georgetown Jan. 10

January 10, 2017

The Town of Georgetown is hosting a Downtown Development District launch workshop open to the public at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, at First State Community Action Agency.

Gov. Jack Markell announced Georgetown's designation as a Downtown Development District Aug. 10. Qualified investors in the designated district will be eligible for a variety of incentives from the state, Sussex County and the Town of Georgetown. Grant rebates of up to 20 percent of construction costs from the State of Delaware for qualifying projects over $15,000 are available, along with other state incentives. The county will match a portion of the state's rebate, and the town is offering a variety of incentives throughout the district.

At the workshop, interested parties can find out more about Georgetown's designation, and the variety of grants and incentives being offered. Presenters include Gene Dvornick, Town of Georgetown; Debbie Pfeil, KCI Technologies Inc.; Penny Pierson and Karen Horton, Delaware State Housing Authority; Gina Jennings, Sussex County Finance Department; and Connie Holland, Office of State Planning Coordination. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

The address is 308 North Railroad Ave., Georgetown. For more information, go to or contact Gene Dvornick at 302-856-7391 or