Category: News Updates

Gov. John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi announced the launch of a new homeownership program for recent college graduates at an event recognizing Homeownership Month. The new program, Homes for Grads, will offer discounted rates on DSHA’s down payment assistance loans for homebuyers who have graduated college with a…

Dutch manufacturer AkzoNobel has sold a 190-acre industrial site in New Castle to Northpoint Development. The property is largely farmland with a small industrial parcel formerly occupied by Stauffer Chemical. The Kansas City-based Northpoint Development will redevelop the property at 1386 Schoolhouse Road into the “Delaware City Logistics Park,” a complex of four industrial buildings…

The Delaware Court of Chancery on June 11 issued a consent judgement forcing four limited liability companies to relinquish their Delaware certificates of formation. Backpage, which pleaded guilty to crimes related to promoting human trafficking, has ceased operations and forfeited its assets to the U.S. government. The judgment means Backpage.com, LLC, Website Technologies, LLC, Posting…

The commercial casino industry in the U.S. reached an all-time high of $41.7 billion in 2018. That’s up 3.5 percent from the previous year, according to the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) State of the States 2019: The AGA Survey of the Commercial Casino Industry. Key findings include: The commercial casino sector—with 465 casinos—logged its fourth consecutive…

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Croda Inc. after a chemical release at the New Castle-based manufacturing plant exposed workers to ethylene oxide. The company faces $262,548 in penalties. “This incident could have been prevented if the employer had taken appropriate precautions,” said Wilmington Area OSHA Director Erin G.…

Grants, hard work put polymer company on the international map

On one hand, Dr. Sumedh Surwade has worked long, lonely hours trying to prove that his environmentally friendly, anti-corrosive coating technology is both effective and marketable. But on the other hand, Surwade is quick to use the phrase “we” to describe the help he’s gotten to reach a point where he just won a prestigious…

By Peter Osborne Delaware is on at least two recent Innovation Top 10s (Gallup’s Wellbeing index and WalletHub during the first quarter) that say our strongest areas are projected STEM job demand; R&D spending per capita; and venture-capital funding per capita. We have the fourth- highest concentration of Ph.D.’s working in health, science and engineering,…

Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves environmental violations at the company’s Seaford composting facility. The agreement assesses a penalty of $179,429, which includes $4,429 from Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC for DNREC cost recovery. Perdue’s permit requires quarterly reporting of analytical testing…

Dogfish Head Distilling Co. is expanding its distribution to Pennsylvania. The company’s lineup of spirits will now be available in cocktail bars, restaurants and state liquor stores. “After years of bringing our off-centered ales to the state, we are thrilled to introduce our spirits to our Dogfish Head fans and to new folks who enjoy…

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Care Health System have partnered to provide a program designed to help bring swift assistance to mothers and babies with prenatally diagnosed conditions. The Nemours & Christiana Care Advanced Delivery Program is the first of its kind in Delaware for babies with prenatal diagnoses requiring surgical/non-surgical intervention. “We…