Category: News Updates

“We’re working hard to make sure that all Delawareans have the opportunity to succeed and share in our state’s economic progress,” said Governor Carney. “This year’s Construction Career Expo will help connect Delawareans with meaningful career opportunities in construction fields, which have historically provided paths into the middle class for thousands of Delaware workers and…

Joe Conaway Guest Columnist The Sussex Economic Development Action Committee (SEDAC) is cooperating with a new group called “Ready in 6,” whose main focus is to reduce the time that it takes to get approvals for economic development projects throughout Delaware to just six months. This group was developed out of a conference sponsored by…

Is hypocrisy an issue in Delaware politics? Each of us should tread carefully in answering that provocative question, lest we “cast the first stone.” However, when it comes to hypocrisy in Delaware politics, plenty of stones can be tossed. And should be. This column is occasioned by a slow Saturday morning exchange with Kerri Evelyn…

By Ken Mammarella Clayton, Delaware City, Middletown and New Castle on Monday were designated Downtown Development Districts, joining Dover, Georgetown, Harrington, Laurel, Milford, Seaford, Smyrna and Wilmington. Private construction projects within these districts can receive rebates of up to 20 percent of their capital construction costs,from this year’s $8.5 million pool of state funding. “The…

A former state legislator turned activist for sustainability from a business perspective has formed the Delaware Sustainable Business Council as a chapter of a national organization. Melanie George Smith, who founded Sustainable World Strategies after deciding not to seek re-election for her seat in House District 5, says sustainability builds on “the new conscious capitalism”…

Local business leaders are holding their breath to see what form the “investment in newsrooms” will take at The News Journal once the acquisition of Gannett Inc. by rival New Media Investment Group is completed later this year. The owner of The News Journal announced Aug. 5 that it will be acquired for $1.38 billion…

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki arrived at the Wilmington Alliance press conference from the Millennial Summit conference, where he had just updated the 1,000 attendees on changes since the last conference last year, when they told him they needed a more active downtown. At the Chase Center, Purzycki told the Millennial Summit audience, “Last time we…

By Patrick Jackson DOVER – The state’s Health Resources Board has denied Beebe Healthcare’s plan to build a $23.7 million free-standing emergency room in Georgetown. Hours prior to the August 15th board meeting, Bayhealth withdrew its own plans to build a competing ER facility in Milton. Beebe, however, did not withdraw its request to build…