January 21, 2019
State Chamber Update
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and all that he accomplished and stood for during his 39 years of life. His many accomplishments are seen today in society and business. Most of us know of his incredible oratory skill, social activism and ministry. However, what I didn't know was that at age 13, King became "the youngest assistant manager of a newspaper delivery station" for the Atlanta Journal. And he spent several formative years a few short miles north of Claymont, Delaware, in Upland, Pennsylvania, attending seminary school and working at Calvary Baptist Church in Chester.  

America is a land of promise and opportunity for everybody. We should renew that promise not just today, but everyday.  

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On Tuesday, existing home sales data for December is due. Wednesday will bring us jobless claims from last month, and on Friday we'll see information concerning new home sales from December. 

Last Thursday, I attended the State of the State address given by Governor Carney. Of note, he highlighted a couple of key items of interest to State Chamber members: infrastructure improvements, streamlining of regulatory policies, and updated initiatives related to GEAR, or Government Efficiency and Accountability Review, efforts. 

The Governor also highlighted his recent education initiative to invest $60 million targeting low income and English learner students. The Chamber supports these, and other programs, to help Delaware graduates be prepared for college and careers after high school. 
Michael J. Quaranta
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
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