Issue 4.40
October 5, 2018
From the President
I’ve heard from many of you that finding skilled trades professionals is a growing challenge. Not only do shortages exist within these professional ranks, but our larger membership could benefit by adding more welding, electrical, mechanical and plumbing contractors, to name a few.

Legislative Priority
Across the country, October 5th will be recognized as National Manufacturing Day, an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers. In Delaware, we celebrate Manufacturing Week, and this year Governor Carney signed a proclamation for this event at newly the opened Datwyler production hub in Middletown.

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DPP Touts Impact of Angel Investor Tax Credit
Some of the world’s most transformative scientific innovations got their start in Delaware. Thanks to Governor Carney and the General Assembly, there’s now an added incentive to nurture Delaware’s storied legacy of innovation with the newly signed legislation - The Job Creation and Innovation Act for Small Technology Companies (HB 170) otherwise known as the Angel Investor Tax Credit.

Plans to Advance Economic Development in Kent County
The first order of business for Linda Parkowski will be developing a strategic blueprint for economic development in Kent County, Delaware. In early July, Mrs. Parkowski took the
helm as Executive Director of the Kent Economic Partnership (KEP), a Public-Private Partnership between Kent County
Levy Court, County municipalities, and a consortium of Kent County business leaders...

Division of Small Business Update
The Delaware Division of Small Business hosted Governor John Carney recently on two walking tours, during which he experienced firsthand the spirit of the state’s small business community. The governor visited downtown Dover businesses in April and toured businesses in Rehoboth Beach in May.

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