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Every Job Counts

Written on: December 1st, 2010 in Job Creation

Yesterday, like most of my days, was about jobs.

It was one of those days that remind you that in Delaware, every job counts and every job has a story.

I started Tuesday afternoon with a lot of energy.  Literally.

Governor Markell with workers at the Indian River power plantI joined workers at NRG Energy’s Indian River Generating Plant to talk about an investment of approximately $400 million in a massive emissions control system that is creating 400-500 construction jobs while improving air quality.  NRG worked closely with the Delaware Economic Development Office and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to protect our environment, improve our quality of life and help drive economic development.  The improvements will result in a 90 percent reduction in SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide) and a 70 percent reduction in NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) emissions.

Following the announcement, I spent much of the afternoon meeting with small businesses in Seaford.   (We’ve posted the photos on Facebook)

All of these businesses had started within the last several months and they are being run by passionate, hard-working entrepreneurs.  That’s what success requires.

These entrepreneurs shared their stories. Some were native Delawareans and were building businesses in their hometown to supplement their spouse’s income.  Others moved here from other parts of the country after researching great places to live and work.  We’re glad all of them are investing in Delaware’s future.

As I step back to look at the big picture of the day, I’m reminded that job creation is about collaboration, communication and hard work.  But it’s a collage that is made from each of our stories.Mary Sears, of the Chocolate Coffee Cafe in Seaford

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