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job-creation

Marrying Innovation and Manufacturing

Written on: December 14th, 2010 in Job Creation

Originally published in The News Journal The national economy has made for some very tough times, particularly for our state’s great manufacturing community. But given their talent and drive, I know our manufacturers can still say with certainty to companies around the world — “If you can invent it, we can build it“– which is why I spend […]


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guest-posts

Welcome to the First State Heritage Park!

Written on: December 10th, 2010 in Guest PostsRecognizing State Employees

Guest post by Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock Ribbon cutting ceremonies are usually held when a new building has been constructed – a school, a library, a hospital, etc. I have attended many of these and enjoy the excitement that comes along with a new facility with new possibilities. Sometimes, though, ribbon cuttings can […]


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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. I joined workers at NRG Energy’s Indian River Generating Plant to talk about an investment […]


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What’s missing from the jobs, jobs, jobs debate

Written on: November 29th, 2010 in Job Creation

This post was originally published in The Washington Post, on Friday, Nov. 26. While President Obama was navigating the tides of global commerce this month, I was in a different part of Asia, making the case, one company at a time, for the economic opportunity my small state of Delaware has to offer. Watching the […]


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education

Governor Jack Markell’s Update

Written on: November 22nd, 2010 in EducationJob Creation

Helping Businesses Decide on Delaware Over the past few weeks, we’ve had some good news about jobs. Three companies – Perdue, Calpine and Mountaire – put the First State in First Place when it came to deciding where to locate. Why did Perdue AgriBusiness decide to relocate its headquarters and trading operations center in Seaford? […]


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