Category: Viewpoints

By Bryan Tracy Delaware has created much of the modern chemical world, but a new era is upon us that has shifted production to local markets and pressured chemical companies toward a high-tech focus, or as I prefer to say, a ChemTech future. Delaware is ground zero for this transition, with nearly all the components…

Ed Herr, son of the Mennonite founders of the Lancaster County company, told an audience of 150 at a Delaware Business Times/Small Business Development Center event last month that 10 of the 20 third-generation family members work in the Herr’s family business. And eight of those 10 also have spouses employed there. Wow! That just…

Delaware has joined another multi-state lawsuit against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation. The Obama-era EPA wrote the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule to limit power plants in upwind states such as Pennsylvania from polluting downwind states such as Delaware. The D.C. Appeals Court overturned the regulation as it required states to reduce emissions by…

Next month, Delaware’s Generous Assembly — OK, that’s a journalist’s smug euphemism — will go to work on Gov. John Carney’s third budget. They’ll find something for everyone in his $4.4 billion proposal. For many of us — both Democrats and Republicans — who are fiscal conservatives, that’s both a “tip of the hat” accolade…