Prosperity Partnership to kick off economic development conversation series in Georgetown

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Governor John Carney and the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) announced conversations on economic development efforts scheduled in all three counties. Carney, co-chair of the partnership, will join President, W. Kurt Foreman, as well as staff, board members and to provide an update.

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership is responsible for attracting, growing and retaining businesses; building a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem; and supporting private employers in identifying, recruiting and developing talent in the state of Delaware. The state jointly funds the partnership’s operations with private business.

In August 2017, Governor Carney signed House Bill 226, creating the Delaware Prosperity Partnership and the Division of Small Business that is under the umbrella of the Delaware Department of State.

Carney signed an executive order on his first full day in office to create the Economic Development Working Group to explore a new economic development strategy. Governor Carney’s economic development plan was built on recommendations from the Economic Development Working Group.

DPP COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday, February 19 – GEORGETOWN
WHO: Governor John Carney
W. Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Becky Harrington, Director of Business Development, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Rob Rider, CEO, O.A. Newton and Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
Ed Kee, Former Secretary of Agriculture and Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Representative Bill Bush
State Representative Lyndon Yearick
State Senator Ernesto Lopez
State Senator David Wilson
WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Technical Community College
Jack Owens Campus
21179 College Drive
Georgetown, DE 19947
Wednesday, March 20 – DOVER
WHO: Governor John Carney
W. Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Becky Harrington, Director of Business Development, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
State Representative Lyndon Yearick
WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Technical Community College
Charles L. Terry Campus, Jr.
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19904

Tuesday, April 2 – WILMINGTON

WHO: Governor John Carney
W. Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Becky Harrington, Director of Business Development, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
State Representative Lyndon Yearick
State Representative Krista Griffith
WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Arsht Hall – University of Delaware
2700 Pennsylvania Ave
Wilmington, DE 19806
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