Category: News Updates

Many high schools prepare students to follow specific career paths. At Delaware Design-Lab High School, they’re teaching teenagers to be innovators. The charter high school, housed in the Faith City Church complex near Christiana Mall with an enrollment of about 270 students, is just completing its second year, but it has already made its mark…

Manufacturing firms reported continued growth in October. A Federal Reserve survey showed general activity, new orders, shipments and employment all remained positive this month. The survey’s market indicators also showed notable improvement. The indexes assessing the six-month outlook suggest that firms remained optimistic about future growth. The index for current manufacturing activity in the region…

Last week, Delaware Business Times Founding Publisher Sam Waltz in his editorial opined on the need to enact a Delaware right-to-work law to serve as a catalyst for economic growth. Quantifying the impacts of right-to-work laws on workers’ earnings and on state economic development is inherently perilous. These outcomes are affected by many hard-to-measure factors…

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced a decrease in Workers Compensation Insurance Rates starting December 1. “I am thrilled to see an agreement come so quickly from the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau (DCRB), the Ratepayer Advocate, and my staff. I was anxious to see the filing with the rate decrease, which is good news for…

NewDEAL, a national network of state and local leaders chaired by former Gov. Jack Markell, selected New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer as one of eight leaders from across the country to join its ranks. “We are a nation led by its people and its strong communities,” said Meyer. “I am excited to be part of NewDEAL’s…

TEDxWilmington yesterday held its fifth salon — a shorter, more focused version of the TEDx main event — at The Queen in downtown Wilmington. The afternoon event drew a mix of public officials, academics and business executives, all speaking on the future of transportation. Despite coming from various backgrounds, the speakers addressed many of the…

ILC Dover been awarded patents for its Flex-Gate®, Flex-Wall®, and Flex-Cover® flood-proofing products. The systems are designed to be stored at the point of use and can be deployed by one or two individuals to protect critical assets in a flood. The company is marketing the systems as protection for commercial and government buildings, subway systems,…

Patrick T. Harker, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, yesterday called for transportation equity to get workers back to work. “If you live in a city with a large transportations ystem and lots of options, it’s easy to forget that, in substantial portions of the country, if you don’t have a car, you’re…