Category: News Updates

(AP) — Delaware officials are reviewing their options after the Environmental Protection Agency said it won’t act to force power plants in other states to reduce emissions blamed for Delaware air pollution. The EPA late last week denied four petitions submitted by Delaware and one from Maryland. The petitions requested reductions in emissions of ozone-forming…

(AP) — Less than 10 miles into Delaware on the interstate that serves most major East Coast cities, a large glass-walled hut offers travelers tax-free shopping, fast food and information on the First State. And as of Monday, it bears the name of one of the state’s most prominent families. News outlets report that the…

(AP) — DowDuPont has named the chief executives who will lead its agriculture and specialty products businesses once they’re split off from the company. The chemical giants Dow and DuPont merged last year in a deal valued at close to $70 billion, with plans to then split into three distinct companies. The company said Monday…

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership recently released an online portal, called Zoom Prospector, designed to help companies find information about developments available in Delaware. The site is powered by a geographic information system (GIS) technology and incorporates multiple layers of data, including demographic, site and building specifications and labor and business resources. “We make it easy for…

The Delaware Blue Coats has announced a series of hires to build out the growing basketball team. Philadelphia 76ers Vice President of Basketball Operations & Delaware Blue Coats General Manager Elton Brand today announced that the team has added Chase Buford, Jason Crafton and Kelly Peters as assistant coaches. The trio joins first-year Head Coach…

(AP) — The state panel that sets Delaware’s official government revenue forecast is holding its first meeting since lawmakers approved this year’s $4.3 billion operating budget back in June. Monday’s meeting of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council is the first in a series of six scheduled over the next nine months. State budget…

So what did you do on your vacation in 2018? Regular readers of this column may recall my post-vacation reflections on European immigration written from Budapest, Hungary; or the European economy and Germany’s stalwart bankers written from Munich; or even a touching moment last Fourth of July walking on Omaha Beach, where thousands of Americans…

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $8,795,828 to the State of Delaware under four separate Homeland Security Grant Programs. The Homeland Security Grant Program ($3.9 million) supports preventing, preparing for and responding to acts of terrorism. The Emergency Management Performance Grant ($3.2 million) supports emergency preparedness for all potential hazards to the public.…

The Delaware Contractors Association (DCA) has hired outgoing state Rep. Bryon Short as its new executive vice president. Short will join DCA after a 10-year career as the 7th District Representative in the Delaware General Assembly. He announced his retirement in February. DCA formed in 1969 with the merger of two long-established construction trade groups.…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s (DSCC) Small Business Alliance (SBA) Thursday announced this year’s Superstars in Business award winners. The lineup will be recognized November 7 at the Hotel du Pont. Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, will keynote the ceremony. The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award, celebrating its 20th anniversary, honors businesses…