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BFF: Across the State, Across Party Lines

Written on: April 23rd, 2010 in Effective & Efficient Government

As I call people around the country to make the case for Delaware, I often say that our competitive advantage is our ability to work quickly, get the right people in the room, and get things done.  Our state has a great story – we need to get the word out.

So, what if we could create an incentive system that would enlist all of our businesses – small, medium, and large – as a sales force to tell the Delaware story to their suppliers, customers and other business contacts?

This is exactly the question that DEDO Director Alan Levin asked.  He came up with an idea to use a technique that has long been used in the private sector to promote economic development in Delaware.

I’m proud to say that we’ve put together a bi-partisan bill for the innovative Business Finder’s Fee (BFF) Tax Credits.  The bill, sponsored by Representative Brad Bennett and Senator Nancy Cook and the Co-Chairs of the Small Business Caucus Representatives Bryon Short and Danny Short, was introduced yesterday.

How do we plan to reward our “Delaware Sales Team” and bring more high-quality jobs to our state?

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