The city of Delaware last week announced it has received a Local Economic Advancement Program grant from AEP Ohio.

The city of Delaware last week announced it has received a Local Economic Advancement Program grant from AEP Ohio.

The $10,000 grant will be used to conduct a needs assessment and implementation plan for a technology business incubator. This assessment will evaluate technology companies' interest in growing their business in Delaware and recommend best practices to fill the incubator.

The implementation plan also will include development of a lease structure and contract, as well as a plan for tenant selection and for "graduation" -- a transition to business-owned or -leased facilities.