Month: October 2016

WASHINGTON – When you’re dropping candy into trick-or-treaters’ bags tonight, keep in mind that 37,128 people were employed by U.S. manufacturing plants that produce chocolate and cocoa products in 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And another 17,815 people are employed by plants that produce non-chocolate confectionery products. There are, according to census figures,118.3…

WILMINGTON – Goldey-Beacom College will present “The Story of the Start” in the Joseph West Jones Center on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:00 p.m. The presentation is the second panel discussion in a series celebrating the college’s “Year of the Entrepreneur.”  The panel will feature entrepreneurs whose start-ups initially faced tremendous obstacles but who ultimately…

GEORGETOWN —— A 90-bed, 2-story, 93,000-square-foot inpatient hospital will be constructed on the College Park Retail & Office campus in Georgetown, according to real estate development firm, the ONIX Group of Kennett Square, Pa.  The hospital, specializing in behavioral health, will be owned and operated by Sun Behavioral Health—a Red Bank NJ based healthcare organization…

DBT surveys candidates about business issues

We asked, and many answered In advance of the general election, Delaware Business Times reached out to candidates for feedback on business-related issues that include economic development, education, infrastructure and regulatory reform. There are 21 senators and 41 representatives in Delaware’s General Assembly. In the Senate, elections are staggered, with half the Senate up for…

State Representative District 7 If elected, what would be your top three legislative initiatives? Jobs … but quit buying them to come to Delaware. STOP the suspension of rules at the end of every legislative session. Force everyone to do their job in a timely manner and allow the public to voice their opinions. Our short-term debt is not good,…

State Representative District 35 If elected, what would be your top three legislative initiatives? Our spending is out of control. We simply seem to spend 
and spend without regard for the future. Government Regulation. The footprint of government continues to 
get bigger each day it seems. We need to reduce the size of government, reduce…