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Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Philly Fed partnership with Delaware groups aims to spur awareness of economic role...

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia partnered with the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Rodel, and the Delaware Department of Education to launch a Research in Action Lab. The lab's purpose is  to educate the...
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Governor signs business site readiness bill

Governor John Carney on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 127, a measure that creates a site readiness fund. Senate Bill 127 offers assistance in the development or improvement of commercial and industrial sites to attract businesses. The fund...
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The shipping container drive-in theater

The words portable and drive in theater don't usually go together. But that's the strategy behind the Bear Drive-In Theater, slated to open in the coming weeks. Owner Bob Weir has brought in shipping containers for...
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Delaware’s recovery performance ranks 33rd among the 50 states and D.C.

Delaware is faring better than its neighbors in its jobs recovery during the pandemic. The Delaware Department of Labor reported a 5.8% jobless rate on June, one-tenth of a percent lower than the national unemployment...
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Program to aid contractors doing state work and facing soaring building materials...

The Delaware Division of Small Business and Office of Management and Budget announced a Market Pressure Relief Fund launch. The program is designed to assist contractors doing state work and facing increased costs for...
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Delaware Innovation Space offers financial option in accelerator program

The Innovation Space (Delaware Innovation Space)  is offering an investment option to companies accepted into its Science Inc.  Accelerator. All Science Inc.  applicants are invited to apply for $50,000 in investment from The Innovation Space...
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Delaware’s jobless rate drops to 5.9%

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was 5.9%, down from 6.4% in April. The Delaware Department of Labor reported 28,600 unemployed Delawareans in May 2021 compared to 63,000 in May 2020. The nation's unemployment rate...
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$15 an hour minimum wage headed to the governor’s desk

Despite the presence of 10  last-minute amendments, the Delaware  House voted Thursday to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. The bill passed on a party-line vote. Click here for yes and no...
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Legislation would allow Tesla to bypass state’s restrictive auto dealer laws

A bill that would allow electric vehicle maker  Tesla to avoid the traditional dealership model has been introduced. Click here for a copy of the legislation that was assigned to the House House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance...
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State Senate sends bill ending youth and training wage to governor

The State Senate voted to abolish a youth and training wage that was part of a previous compromise on a higher minimum wage. The measure allows employers to temporarily pay 50 cents an hour less...