Name: Drone Workforce Solutions

Location:New Castle, Delaware

Description: Provider of pilot-training programs to would-be and experienced drone operators.  Founded by Theophilus Nix, Jr. and Suzanne Nix with the goal of accelerating job creation and new business start-ups in the drone industry, the company provides mentoring and coaching support to alumni to start their own drone operator businesses.  The SBA 7(a) loan was originated by First State Community Loan Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution that supports small businesses and community development projects throughout Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Impact: 2 jobs

Community Benefits: Woman-co-owned business, Minority co-owned business

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