Issue 8.01
January 7, 2022
Top Priorities for Delaware
As the General Assembly gavels into session next week, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce offers our 2022 policy priorities, which focus on four pillars that are important to maintaining and creating a healthy business environment in Delaware: workforce, fiscal policy, economic development, and environmental policy. Guided by our leadership and members, these represent our top areas of focus in 2022 and will serve as a roadmap for the policies and regulations we plan to support. Read more >
By Neil L. Bradley, US Chamber of Commerce

As we move past the pandemic economy of the two years, America is poised for a great recovery—provided we successfully navigate three key challenges: the worker shortage crisis, inflation, and the growing movement to radically remake the rules of the road for our free market system.

At the U.S. Chamber, we are calling on policymakers to adopt prudent policies that will help our nation address the worker shortage and tame inflation while avoiding policies that will worsen the situation and add more uncertainty to the economy. Read more >
Connecting People, Solving Problems
Founded in 1837 as the Wilmington Board of Trade, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has a long history as the largest, most influential business organization in the state. Our mission is to promote an economic climate that enables businesses of all sizes and types to become more competitive in a constantly changing, increasingly global, and unpredictable environment.

What does this mean for you and your business? Put simply, we are uniquely positioned to bring people together to solve problems, create jobs, promote business, and improve the quality of life for all Delawareans.

The participation and support of our members contribute to conversations, ideas, and solutions geared toward the common goal of shaping the future of Delaware’s business community. One of the many benefits of aligning your company with our organization is that you not only connect your company’s brand with the mission of improving the First State, but you become part of creating a better tomorrow. Read more >
Smart Use of Funds will
Yield Long-term Benefits
By Robert W. Perkins, Delaware Business Roundtable

As the state continues to cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative now more than ever for state leaders to enact economic policies that will make Delaware more attractive to existing and potential new employers. And importantly, with billions of federal funds coming to Delaware through the American Rescue Plan Act and the infrastructure bill, the state must intensify its efforts to become more efficient in permitting processes to attract and retain businesses. Without such an effort, we risk sending some of those federal funds back to Washington, since they come with strict timelines for allocation and expenditure. Read more >
In Case You Missed It
Promote your events, news & initiatives to Delaware's business community through us!
Connect with Us
Upcoming Events
185th Annual Dinner
Monday, April 4, 2022
4:45 pm - 8:15 pm