Delaware

Delaware

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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17,176

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

$351,753
$194,559
$1.7 Billion
$2.07 Billion
$3.8 Billion

vendor relationships

584

vendor spending

$214,172,362

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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.