We Work for Health Delaware is an effort to promote the significant social and economic value of the biopharmaceutical and life sciences sectors in our state. Our partnership includes biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as state and local chambers of commerce, academic and research institutions, labor, patient advocate groups, physicians and healthcare providers. Together, our mission is to drive innovation, research and development to new cures. The biopharmaceutical sector is the foundation of one of Delaware’s most dynamic innovation and business ecosystems. Not only does the industry invest heavily in the research and development of new treatments and cures, it also generates high quality jobs, powers economic output and exports for the U.S. economy and sustains a very large-scale supply chain.


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Supporting High Quality Jobs in Delaware

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 4,963 jobs in Delaware in 2017. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 12,213 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 17,176 jobs across the Delaware economy. These additional jobs are with vendors and suppliers such as construction companies and I.T. companies, and jobs generated by the sector’s employees such as day care centers and restaurants.

Delaware workers whose jobs were supported by the biopharmaceutical sector paid a total of $273.2 million in personal taxes in 2017—$243.2 million in federal taxes and $30 million in state taxes.

Delaware's Economic Impact

In 2017, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $3.8 billion in economic output for the state of Delawareincluding $1.7 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $2.07 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2017

$1.7 Billion
$2.07 Billion
$3.8 Billion

vendor relationships


vendor spending


Find Your
Elected Officials



Michael Fleming, President, Delaware BIO

James Maravelias, President, Delaware AFL-CIO

Dr. Rev. Robert Hall, President, Christian Council of Delmarva

Kathleen S. Matt, Ph.D., Executive Director, DE Health Sciences Alliance – Univ. of Delaware, Dean, College of Health Sciences

John Gardner, Executive Director, AIDS Delaware

Mike Quaranta, President and CEO, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

Basha Silverman, CEO, Jewish Family Services of Delaware

Business/Economic Development Partners

Aerotek Scientific, LLC

Agilent Technologies

Danio Connect

Danio Diary

Delaware Economic Development Office

Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children & Families

Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

Green Line Business Group

The Growth Coach

H & S Enterprise, Inc.

Integrated Social Solutions

Keen Compressed Gas Co.


New Castle County Chamber of Commerce

New Castle County Economic Development Council

Preston’s March for Energy

Select Greater Philadelphia

Technology Forum of Delaware

United Way of Delaware

VWR International

Wilderman Physical Therapy

Education Partners

Conrad Schools of Science

Delaware Academy of Medicine

Delaware Center for Health Promotion at Delaware State University

Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance

Delaware State University, College of Math, Nat Sciences, and Tech

Delaware Technical & Community College

University of Delaware

Health Advocacy Groups

AIDS Delaware

ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia

Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Diabetes Association, Delaware Chapter

American Heart Association, Delaware Chapter

American Lung Association, Delaware Chapter

Arthritis Foundation, Delaware Chapter

Blood Bank of Delmarva

Cancer Care Connection

Christiana Care Health System

Connections –Community Support Programs

D'Souza and Associates

Delaware Aging Network

Delaware Association Home & Community Care

Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC)

Delawate Health Care Facilities Association

Delaware Health Care Network

Delaware Health Information Network

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance

Delaware HIV Consortium

Delaware Nurses Association

Delaware Pharmacists Society

Delaware Public Health Association

Diamond Spine Clinic

Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware

Friend’s Hospital

Genesis HealthCare

Henrietta Johnson Medical Center

Hope Street Delaware

Huntington's Disease Society of America Mid-Atlantic Region


Immune Deficiency Foundation

Immunization Coalition of Delaware

Institute for Community Health Center Performance

Jewish Family Services

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Delaware Chapter

Lori’s Hands


MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital

Medical Society of Delaware

Mental Health Association in Delaware

Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers

Modern Maturity

Mosaic in Delaware

NAMI Delaware

National MS Society, Delaware Chapter

Neurofibromatosis Mid-Atlantic

Newark Senior Center

PACE, Inc.

Peoples Settlement Senior Center

Post-Acute Medical (PAM) Rehabilitation Hospital of Dover

Quest Pharmaceutical Services (QPS)

Sarcoma Foundation of America

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Strategic Diagnostics

Streamline Health

St. Anthony's Senior Center

St. Francis Healthcare

SUN Behavioral Health

Sussex County Health


Westside Family Health

William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center

Wilmington Senior Center

WellDoc, Inc.

Labor Partners

A. Philip Randolph Institute

Asbestos Workers- Local #42

AFL-CIO Delaware

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local #1607 and #640

American Postal Workers Union (APWU) – Southern Delaware Area

Building & Construction Trades Council of DE AFL-CIO

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers (Iron Workers)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) - 31238

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) - Local #1

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 542

Laborer's International Union of North America (Local 1029)

National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters - Local 74

United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union (UAW) - Local # 435 and # 1183

United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) - Local #27

United Steelworkers of America (USWA)

Biopharmaceutical Partners

ABS, Inc.

Analtech, Inc

ANP Technologies

Aragen Bioscience


Biotech Vendor Services


Delaware Bioscience Association

Delaware Biotechnology Institute

Delaware Biotechnology Park

Fraunhofer CMB

Global Pharma Analytics



MIDI, Inc.

Separation Method Technologies, Inc.

SL Pharma Labs, Inc.

Snee Associates

Supercritical Fluid Technologies


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DECCF recognizes U.S. Senator Tom Carper at WWFH Award Ceremony
DECCF recognizes U.S. Senator Tom Carper at WWFH Award Ceremony

Rev. Robert P. Hall, Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families, thanks U.S. Senator Tom Carper for his support of the We Work For Health coalition and the biotech industry in Delaware.

Rev. Robert P. Hall, Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families, thanks U.S. Senator Tom Carper for his support of the We Work For Health coalition and the biotech industry in Delaware.