A Message from the Dover Business & Industrial Planning Authority and City Planning & Community Development Department
Unique, Cooperative, Proactive. That’s how we see our city. Dover has worked hard to build a business-friendly, proactive government infrastructure, where departments cooperate to assist existing businesses, and relocating companies, so that both fulfill their potential.
One example of this cooperation, is the close working relationship between the Dover Business & Industrial Development Authority and the City of Dover Planning and Community Development Department. Both entities work together with our clients from start to finish. This integration ensures that permitting, engineering, plan acceptance, variance consideration, and zoning approvals happen in a transparent and expeditious manner. There is a keen awareness that common sense and flexibility within the rules are needed to make projects work. When a business goes through the process, their project is presented to ALL relevant City departments at the same time, so that the client receives everyone’s input at once, and has no surprises to deal with down the road.
When necessary, Economic Development and Planning work together to promote viable projects to the Planning Board and the City Council, and to ensure that our clients are made aware of every local, state, or federal incentive, and every financing opportunity.
If you are thinking of expanding or relocating your business, think Dover. Here, your project becomes our project. Our professional, cooperative team is waiting to welcome you, and to assist you in making your business thrive and grow.