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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell

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Entrepreneurs: The backbone of American innovation and growth

Written on: October 3rd, 2012 in Job Creation

Entrepreneurs built our state, and our nation. People of courage and convictions, who were willing to start something new because they knew they could build something better. For centuries, our economy has been a global power because of the innovation, ingenuity and resilience of the entrepreneurs who were born here, or came here to start […]

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Hiring Veterans Makes Business Sense

Written on: August 8th, 2012 in Job Creation

Over the years, I’ve had the chance to meet thousands of Delawareans serving in all the armed forces and fighting for us. One of my proudest moments as Commander in Chief of the Delaware National Guard came just last year, when I had the opportunity to go to overseas and visit Delaware Guard members in […]

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Advancing Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Written on: July 20th, 2012 in Job Creation

About nine years ago, I visited what was then MBNA, now Bank of America, at a facility in Newark. There, the company employed about 300 people with disabilities who were responsible for a variety of tasks including making promotional materials. I met a young man, about 25 years old, who was making t-shirts. I asked […]

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2012 State of the State: Delaware’s Time To Lead

Written on: January 19th, 2012 in AgricultureEducationEffective & Efficient GovernmentHelping Our NeighborsJob CreationMajor Speeches

Lt. Governor Denn, President Pro Tem DeLuca, Speaker Gilligan, members of the 146th General Assembly, other elected officials, members of the Judiciary, members of the Cabinet, our employees, Carla and the people of Delaware. In my previous reports on the State of the State, I spoke to you of turbulent seas and winter blizzards. These […]

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$tand by Me: Helping Delawareans Achieve Financial Goals

Written on: May 18th, 2011 in Helping Our NeighborsJob Creation

As we keep our focus on putting Delawareans to work and improving our state’s future, we’re working to provide tools that can enable individuals to improve financial responsibility and save up for college, to buy a new home or achieve other financial goals. I’m particularly excited about a new effort called $tand By Me DE—the […]

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