This Week in Dover

This Week in Dover

by James DeChene This week, the Small Business Alliance, a State Chamber of Commerce committee focused on the small business community, held their annual Small…

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Healthcare Jobs on the Rise, Manufacturing Jobs Decline

Healthcare Jobs on the Rise, Manufacturing Jobs Decline

by Mark DiMaio In 2000, Delaware had a 65+ population of 103,000 and by 2015, the 65+ population had grown by 56,000 to 159,000 people….

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UD STAR Campus hosts Economic Development Committee

UD STAR Campus hosts Economic Development Committee

The University of Delaware’s STAR Campus hosted the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) on Wednesday, March 1st. Dr. Kathy Matt, Dean of the UD’s College…

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State Budget Process Underway, Difficult Decisions Ahead

State Budget Process Underway, Difficult Decisions Ahead

by James DeChene In the last week, I’ve heard two presentations from the Office of Management and Budget on how they’re starting to put together…

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Governor Markell Addresses Chamber Economic Development Committee

Governor Markell Addresses Chamber Economic Development Committee

by James DeChene This week Governor Markell addressed the members of the State Chamber’s Economic Development Committee to outline the recent successes focused on economic…

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Congratulations, Chemours Stays in Delaware.  Let’s Keep it Going.

Congratulations, Chemours Stays in Delaware. Let’s Keep it Going.

by Mark DiMaio Fantastic work by Delaware Economic Development Office, City of Wilmington and many others in securing Chemours as a Delaware headquartered company. It…

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Delaware Growth Agenda: State Must Pursue New Long-Term Approach To Economic Development Over Next Five Years

Delaware Growth Agenda: State Must Pursue New Long-Term Approach To Economic Development Over Next Five Years

By Robert Perkins Executive Director, Delaware Business Roundtable Delaware must fundamentally change its approach to economic development and nurture a growing entrepreneurship base in the…

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Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Applauds “Delaware Growth Agenda” Released by Delaware Business Roundtable

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Applauds “Delaware Growth Agenda” Released by Delaware Business Roundtable

WILMINGTON, DE (July 20, 2016) – Delaware State Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Richard Heffron released the following statement applauding the Delaware Business Roundtable…

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Economic Development committee: Back by popular demand

Economic Development committee: Back by popular demand

by Mark DiMaio Back by Popular Demand….. (hint – it’s not the album by Rapper Kurtis Blow) At the suggestion of the Chamber’s Young Professionals…

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Opening the door to trade with Cuba: A candid conversation with Rep. Joe Miro

Opening the door to trade with Cuba: A candid conversation with Rep. Joe Miro

Interviewed by James DeChene After nearly five decades of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba following the Bay of Pigs invasion, President Obama and Raul…

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