Some people have nicknamed Delaware "The Small Wonder" because although it is second smallest state in the Union, it has a lot to offer visitors and residents.
Of Delaware's three counties, New Castle is the most industrial, with Kent and Sussex being mostly agricultural. Delaware is also one of the leading states in industries such as banking and finance, with many national firms headquartered in Delaware. Agriculture, health care, and technology also remain productive sectors in the Delaware economy.
Delaware’s small size allows transportation and interactions between neighboring states to be relatively easy. The state may be small, but according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are around 7,000 engineering related jobs in the state, with the most jobs available to civil engineering technicians. However, mechanical engineers have the largest employment rate at 26.6%.
Some of the larger companies in Delaware that hire engineering professionals include: State of Delaware Government, The DuPont Company, MBNA Corp.,Christiana Health Care System, Dover Air Force Base, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.