My take: Our archives chronicle the latest chapter in Delaware business history

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My take: Our archives chronicle the latest chapter in Delaware business history

As of today, the archives at Delaware Business Now house upwards of 20,400 posts.

Stories and commentary on the business community in Delaware and adjacent areas date back as far as 2010. The bulk of our content dates from 2014, as the website became Delaware Business Daily, with the name later changed to Delaware Business Now and its flagship business newsletter.

The archives include a pivotal period in Delaware business history that includes the spin-off, merger, and continued shrinkage of DuPont Co. followed by the shift to life sciences and, yes, Covid-19. The archives contain a mind-numbing 1,250 posts on the pandemic.

The search feature can be accessed from the magnifying glass icon on the website (yes, it’s a little small) or by clicking the archive feature at the bottom of the home You can check out 2023 stories by changing the year on the web address. Another option is to check out our archive of newsletters. Click here for the link.

A few readers said DBN was (pardon the cliche, straying from the traditional business journal formula by offering updates on a virus that, to date has claimed the equivalent of the corporate limits population of the Sussex County town of Milton. The hope is that it saved a few people from contracting Covid-19 or finding themselves with life-threatening complications.

The response to Covid-19 was far from perfect and at, times, inflicted damage on businesses, with the ample infusion of rescue funds contributing to today’s inflation rate. As noted in the story above, the state’s unemployment remains among the highest in the nation.

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