Category: News Updates

  By Kathy Canavan [email protected] Grayling Industries, the industrial packaging company that moved from Juarez, Mexico, to Seaford in 2013, is moving back. Grayling, a subsidiary of ILC Dover, is moving primarily because of higher U.S. wages. Grayling’s move to Delaware was heralded as coup for American manufacturing in 2013, and the company says the…

WILMINGTON, Del.  Governor Jack Markell, Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) Director Bernice Whaley, Wilmington Mayor Dennis P. Williams and other  planning and key industry experts were joined Wednesday by more than 160 attendees for the 2016 Downtown Delaware Revitalize! Conference and Awards “Delaware’s downtowns are drivers of economic growth and prosperity, and this program has proven…

By Kathy Canavan [email protected] DOVER – The House Small Business Caucus was packed Thursday afternoon with business organizations objecting to Sen. Robert Marshall’s minimum wage bill  — farmers, auto dealers, restaurateurs, home builders, petroleum distributors, auto dealers, convenience stores, hospitality groups and several chambers of commerce. Sen. Marshall’s amended bill would raise the minimum wage…

Building on efforts to revitalize downtown areas statewide, Gov.  Jack Markell announced  that the state will accept new applications from local governments interested in being designated as Downtown Development Districts (DDD). Residential, commercial and industrial development in designated districts may qualify for a menu of local and state incentives, including grant rebates to offset the…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Technical Community College along with presenting sponsor, Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership, will host its annual Spring Legislative Brunch and Manufacturing Conference on Tuesday, March 22. The conference recognizes the important contributions that manufacturers make to Delaware’s economy, and provides business leaders the chance to network with legislators…