December 3, 2018
Important Chamber Message
The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the Bush family during this difficult time. It is with great respect and deepest sympathy from the State Chamber and Office of Senator Coons that the Taste of Delaware event, scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, on Capitol Hill, will be canceled.

Chamber Update
Everyone acknowledges that investment in the repairs or replacement of aging infrastructure, of all types, is needed. While these improvements and costs are expensive, the benefits of these investments go beyond the employers and employees that take on this work. The intangible benefits to our health and wellness and the efficiencies that businesses, consumers and people like you and me, derive from these updates is hard to quantify. With borrowing costs still low and affordable, the Chamber will support continued investments bringing much needed broadband service to Kent and Sussex Counties, and to update rapidly aging infrastructure across Delaware, including roads, bridges, wastewater and other key systems, that make Delaware run. We’ll look to you, our members, to help us communicate the importance of these investments to leaders in Delaware state government.  

News You Can Use
On Tuesday, November motor vehicle sales data will be revealed and on Wednesday, we'll see ADP employment figures. October factory orders and trade deficit numbers will also be out this week and Friday will wrap up a busy week of economic data with the release of the November unemployment report.

The 2018 growing season has officially come to an end for most farmers across Delaware. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers in Delaware to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds they will store at their farms. NASS will also survey grain storage facilities and determine their year-end stocks. The USDA shares, “Data from the survey will benefit farmers and processors by providing timely and accurate information to help them make critical year-end business decisions and begin planning for the next growing and marketing season." 
Michael J. Quaranta
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
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