The Delaware Brand: An Introduction

“The dominance of Delaware in entity formations, especially corporations, is well known. But why is this the case, what goes into making – and keeping – the “Delaware Brand?” Delaware is a small state, we have less than one million people and are the second smallest geographically, yet we are the home of more than 60% of the Fortune 500. We are the clear jurisdiction of choice for the formation of corporations as well as alternative entities (such as partnerships and limited liability companies) which combined in total to more than 1.3 million as of 2018. How did we get here? How do we stay here?”

In this article printed in the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s bimonthly Delaware Business magazine, Morris Nichols partner Michael Houghton introduces a series on how Delaware’s business, legal and government partners have elevated and maintained the “Delaware Brand.”

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Michael Houghton, “The Delaware Brand: An Introduction,” Delaware Business magazine (January/February 2020)

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