Month: October 2017

Raise your hand if you believe Equifax! Raise your hand if you like Equifax! Equifax has made billions of dollars aggregating your personal and business financial data, packaging it and reselling it to others without your knowledge. And you didn’t make a buck on the deal. Whether it’s done so with your consent — express…

The University of Delaware’s STAR Campus on Monday broke ground on the new Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building. The building is slated to open in early 2020. The 200,000-square-foot research facility will feature state-of-the-art laboratories and serve as the headquarters for the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), which works to advance the industry and develop…

(AP) — The president of Delaware State University will leave his post in January to lead the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in the nation’s capital. The News Journal reports that university president Harry Lee Williams will become the nonprofit’s president and CEO. The announcement was made Monday night at a gala serving as the organization’s…

The Wilmington & Brandywine Valley Travel Issue released its 2017-18 edition this week. The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau published the 56-page guide highlighting lodging, retail and restaurants, meeting and event planners, and other attractions. This year’s guide includes: a timeline of Delaware history that serves as a guide to the area’s historic sites…

The Citi Foundation’s Youth Workforce Fund has awarded a $250,000 grant to New Castle County and the West End Neighborhood House in Wilmington. The grant is part of a $4 million national initiative to expand employment opportunities in promising fields, such as robotics, culinary arts and coding. The West End Neighborhood House, a social services…

(AP) — The owner of a defunct Delaware country club property is facing fines of $250 a day after inspectors say the 111-acre site has fallen into disrepair. The Brandywine Country Club outside Wilmington closed in 2015, but developer Louis Capano III bought the site with plans for a housing development with more than 500…

Downstate towns court multimillion-dollar travel sports market

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times Georgetown Mayor Bill West wants a place where local kids can play soccer, lacrosse and field hockey without driving long distances to compete, and which will boost the economy by attracting hundreds of their opponents from out of state. That’s why he’s backing a plan to build…

Thumbtack, an app that connects professionals with potential projects, today released the results of its 2017 Small Business Friendliness Survey. The San Francisco-based company surveyed 13,000 small business owners across 50 states and 80 cities on policies such as licensing requirements, tax regulations, labor regulations and health and safety rules. Delaware earned an A in…