The first Census in the United States took place in 1790, and the next census will be conducted on April 1, 2020. Since it first began, the decennial census has continually evolved and its importance to businesses and our economy cannot be overstated.
This week Governor Carney signed into law a number of bills important to businesses throughout Delaware. SB95 creates a contractor registry for commercial and residential contractors as a way to combat improper use of 1099 labor. In addition, it allows for contractors to sub out portions of their work to other contractors, bringing Delaware in line with surrounding states.
If you have an outstanding small business or nonprofit, this is your chance to showcase the great work of your organization! Not sure how to tackle the application? Watch the Facebook Live video of our workshop here.
The Power of Partnerships
A Q&A with Dr. Clifton Hayes
For a number of years prior to Delcastle officially joining the Chamber, a few of my colleagues and I attended some of the Chamber networking events and saw the value of being a Chamber member. Being a vocational school, it is extremely important that we have strong relationships with businesses.
Some people think economic development is an impersonal, data-driven exercise, but not so in Delaware. In Delaware, economic development at all levels incorporates a critical element — access. I was honored to be asked to chair Governor John Carney’s Economic Development Transition team as he prepared for office.