April 24, 2020
The Governor to hold virtual town hall meetings with small businesses across the state, starting Monday (April 27th)
Governor Carney yesterday announced a statewide public engagement strategy focused on Delaware's COVID-19 economic reopening and recovery effort. 

Starting Monday, the Delaware Division of Small Business and the Delaware Prosperity Partnership will host virtual Recovery Town Halls with members of the General Assembly, small businesses, and local Chambers of Commerce, to begin collecting feedback from small business leaders about Delaware's economic reopening. 

Small Business Recovery Town Hall
  • Monday, April 27 - 2 p.m. - Eastern Sussex
  • Tuesday, April 28 - 6 p.m. - Southern NCCo 
  • Thursday, April 30 - 10 a.m. - Western Sussex 
  • Thursday, April 30 - 6 p.m. - Newark Area 
  • Monday, May 4 - 2 p.m. - Kent County 
  • Tuesday, May 5 - 6 p.m. - Wilmington Area 
  • Wednesday, May 6 - 6 p.m. - Northern NCCo

Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long will host similar, virtual town hall meetings with members of the public to collect feedback. 

Recovery Town Hall
  • Wednesday, April 29 - 6:00 p.m. - Kent County
  • Monday, May 4 - 6:00 p.m. - Northern NCCo
  • Wednesday, May 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Sussex County 
  • Thursday, May 7 - 6:00 p.m. - Southern NCCo

Additionally, Governor Carney has assigned "S.W.A.T." teams from state government to work with industries most hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis, including the restaurant industry, tourism, retail, and the arts community. 

"We're still seeing increased infections of COVID-19, so this fight is far from over," the governor said. "At the same time, we need to look forward. We need to plan for safely reopening our economy under a new normal."

Please visit  de.gov/economy  to learn more about the Governor's plan, and offer ideas on how to safely restart the economy. 

If you are a small business and are interested in participating in one of these town halls, please contact your local legislator.
Replay of the ZOOM teleconference with Kurt Foreman held on Monday
Thank you to Kurt Foreman - CEO & President of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership - for joining the Small Business Caucus' ZOOM call earlier this week. Kurt is one of the three people that the Governor has appointed to serve on the regional task force charged with developing a plan for reopening the economy.

To watch the ZOOM teleconference, please click here. The password to participate is 5v%R#%08 .