State of Delaware


cop-side-state-delawareThe first state to ratify the Constitution, Delaware is the second-smallest of the 50 states. In fact, it houses just three counties — New Castle, Kent and Sussex — the lowest number in any state.

In addition to chemical giant DuPont, Delaware is also known for its prominence in the banking and credit card industries because of Wilmington’s flexible tax laws. In 2012, the New York Times reported that the state had more corporate entities — public and private — than residents. More than 60 percent of all Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in the First State.

A look through a list of famous people from Delaware doesn’t yield a whole lot from the world of pop culture, but George Thorogood, a native of Wilmington, got things started with his band, the Delaware Destroyers. By the time the national spotlight hit, thanks to songs like Bad To The Bone and I Drink Alone, the Destroyers had lost the name “Delaware.”

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