Month: December 2017

Vast deposits of precious metals held in Delaware

There’s something surprisingly valuable in some nondescript buildings in Wilmington and suburban New Castle County: Lots of gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals. They’re in depositories run by First State Depository (which opened in 2006), Delaware Depository (1999) and International Depository Services of Delaware (2007). Delaware Depository’s 6.1 million square feet of storage in…

(AP) — The widow of a lawyer for whom Delaware’s largest courthouse is named is seeking court permission to sell several properties he owned to help pay off estate debts totaling more than $500,000. Court filings indicate that Andrea Williams wants to sell the Wilmington law office property of the late Leonard L. Williams for…

By Stuart Comstock-Gay Guest Columnist Getting a few dollars knocked off your tax bill probably isn’t the main reason you give to charity. If you’re like most U.S. taxpayers, you give because you care about the health of children, a clean environment or great arts programming; because a neighbor asked you or because high-quality education…

Developing a Winning Team!

Website For many individuals there is nothing quite like the thrill of competition. The excitement that builds, the anticipation of what is next, and the sheer satisfaction of a job well done are among the many things that keep us going. Being competitive is what helps organizations thrive in their market and is also what…

State Treasurer Ken Simpler announced this week that Delaware will join the National ABLE Alliance, a coalition of states committed to assisting people with disabilities, in offering a special tax-advantaged investment account for those with qualified disabilities. Money earned on the accounts will not be taxed as long its put towards disability-related expenses. That includes education, health…

(AP) — Delaware’s official government revenue forecast for the upcoming fiscal year has ticked up only slightly from previous estimates as Democratic Gov. John Carney’s administration prepares to roll out a proposed budget. The $4.3 billion revenue projection approved Monday for fiscal 2019 is up about $24 million compared to September’s estimate due to higher…

(AP) — Poultry producer Allen Harim plans to move its corporate headquarters into a former pickle plant. The News Journal reports that the company announced plans Monday to move into the 460,000 square-foot former Vlasic pickle plant in Millsboro. Part of the building will be used to de-bone some of its chicken products. The move will create…

University of Delaware Star Campus facility will house 330 researchers and technicians By Roger Morris Chemours Company’s CEO Mark Vergnano was joined this morning  by Gov. John Carney and University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis in turning the first shovel of earth for the construction of the company’s new $150 million research and innovation center…