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Written on: November 22nd, 2010 in Education Job 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? Why did Calpine Corporation choose Delaware as its regional hub, covering 10 states? Why did Mountaire Farms decide to build a state-of-the-art Resource Recovery Center and invest in greener technology? Click here to learn more.

These decisions are testaments to what can happen when we look past politics and focus on what really matters most in this economy – keeping people working and getting people back to work.

Conversations About Stronger Schools

We’re hosting a town hall meeting tonight at Delmar High School, as part of our ongoing series, Conversations About Stronger Schools. The full schedule, with locations up and down the state, can be found here.

These conversations focus on efforts to improve student performance, support teachers and make sure Delaware’s children graduate ready to succeed in work or college. Educators, administrators, private sector employers, and parents join me and our Education Secretary, Dr. Lillian Lowery, to discuss a path to stronger schools.

Speaking out at Keene Elementary

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If you can’t join in person, please visit to share your suggestions and feedback.

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