Month: July 2015

Disruptive concept could morph Delaware’s hair care industry with mini rental salons

By Kathy Canavan Just as William Levitt tipped housing with his turn key Levittown homes complete with appliances in the 1950s, Kim and Jim Provo could tip Delaware’s hairstyling industry come September. The Provos will open a suite of 24 mini hair salons on Kirkwod Highway, a complete context switch for the industry, where most…

River, rail, and roads at heart of Evraz redevelopment plan

By Christi Milligan Developers of the former Evraz Steel Mill have proposed a redevelopment plan that would incorporate the site’s prime location at the junction of two major highways, a railway, and the Delaware River. Commercial Development Company Inc. (CDC), a St. Louis-based company that specializes in commercial real estate and brownfield remediation, purchased the…

University of Delaware Professor Jack Gelb will testify at tomorrow’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. examining the avian flu threat. Gelb, director of UD’s Avian Biosciences Center, will discuss the status of the response to avian influenza in commercial poultry populations and make recommendations in case further infections occur. He…

Library and Innovation Campus aims for 2016 opening

By Christi Milligan New Castle County (NCC) officials unveiled renderings for a 41,000-foot library and innovation campus, the centerpiece of a broader effort to revitalize a struggling corridor of Route 9 in Wilmington. “This is a library of the future,” said Sophia Hanson, general manager of the NCC Department of Community Services. “We’re going to…

  DOVER, Del. – Kirsten Wolfington, a skilled economic development professional who also has ample experience with disaster recovery, has been named the new Deputy Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office. Wolfington, who grew up in Delaware, most recently was the founding principal of SAGAX Associates LLC, a Wilmington-based economic development and strategic planning…

RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers approved a $3.9 billion operating budget early Wednesday, shortly after the start of the new fiscal year, after resolving an impasse over a transportation funding bill that was the subject of partisan bickering and intense closed-door negotiations between Republicans and Democrats. Gov. Jack Markell signed…