Month: February 2015

Wilmington Riverfront delivers 1,400 new residents and 6,000 jobs averaging $68,000

By Kathy Canavan The Riverfront Development Corporation quietly took over management of the bright yellow Delaware Children’s Museum last January. It bought the Riverfront Market in December, again with no fanfare. While Wilmington was reeling from being dubbed “Murder Town USA” in Newsweek, a hat trick was happening on its riverfront.   Three things tipped…

Beebe Healthcare may expand

By Kathy Canavan As the population of the Delaware beaches grows, Beebe Healthcare’s numbers and plans are growing, too. The hospital will likely announce plans for an expansion later this year, said President and CEO Jeffrey M. Fried. While hospitals across the country are reporting flat or declining inpatient admissions, Beebe Healthcare reported that inpatient…

Kent County sees dollars in connecting agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and innovation

 By Christi Milligan The rich agricultural landscape of Kent County, including more than 60,000 acres of preserved farmland, has long been a good neighbor to the manufacturing giants that also call it home. Now, Kent County officials want to harness those assets to create a Food Innovation District (FID), an economic strategy that would both…

Wilmington University enrollment jump second largest in U.S.

By Kathy Canavan Wilmington University is the second-fastest-growing doctoral/research institution in the country, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university was not compared to Delaware State University or the University of Delaware because those schools are classified as “very high research activity” institutions. The rankings are divided into three categories: very high research…