Wilmington earned high marks in a recent national report by Business Facilities, an international publication that serves as a leading source for corporate site selectors and economic development professionals. The city was rated the nation’s #2 Best Business Climate for under-200,000 population and Delaware ranked #10 in the country for its tech talent pipeline. Other local top 10 placements in the 17th annual publication include Wilmington’s ranking as part of the #7 Large Healthcare Hub in the U.S and Delaware’s rankings of #6 state for Electricity from Solar and #9 state for Offshore Wind Power. Delaware’s placement among the nation’s top 10 states for its tech talent pipeline — a new category in the report — is no surprise given that there are 70% more tech jobs across all sectors available than any other job opportunities in the state. From August 2019 to July 2020 alone, Delaware averaged more than 4,000 IT job postings and 474 hires per month. Delaware has more than 17,000 jobs filled by IT professionals and degrees in computer science and information technology rising by about 20% over the last two years.