The State of Small Business in Delaware
Date: April 9, 2020
Speaker: Damian DeStefano, Director of Small Business (Delaware)
Topic: Resources and Relief for Delaware Small Businesses
About The Division of Small Business, Delaware
The Delaware Division of Small Business, part of the Delaware Department of State, is a service-focused agency committed to supporting businesses starting and growing in Delaware. Small businesses can reach out to the Division for assistance in connecting to the resources and advice to succeed. The Division is a champion for Delaware small businesses and is here to help take companies to the next level.
About Damian DeStefano, Director for the Division of Small Business, Delaware
Damian serves as Director of the Delaware Division of Small Business, a position he has held since August 2018.
Prior to that, he worked as the Deputy Principal Assistant at the Office of Management and Budget, where he oversaw the development and passage of Delaware’s annual Capital Budget. From 2015-2016 he worked as the Economic Development Policy Advisor to Governor Jack Markell, handling workforce development, business attraction, and related legislative policy for the Governor. Previously, he served for three years as a legislative aide in the Delaware General Assembly.
Damian graduated from the University of Delaware in 2011 with a degree in Economics and Political Science. He is currently studying for his MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.