Governor’s Weekly Message: Moving Forward with Jobs for Delaware at Capital One and Bloom Energy
In his weekly message, Governor Markell talks about jobs in manufacturing and finance – and the small businesses that serve them – that have been critical foundations of our state’s economy. These are also two of the industries hit hardest by the national recession.
“So it was with a degree of enthusiasm that we welcomed the news this week that Capital One intends to add 500 jobs to Delaware – jobs we look forward to seeing once Capitol One completes its acquisition of ING Direct and HSBC’s domestic credit card business,” said the Governor.
“And it’s with a great deal of enthusiasm that we greeted Bloom Energy’s announcement earlier this year that it was choosing Delaware for a new manufacturing hub – that Bloom was interested in turning the site of the shuttered Chrysler plant in Newark into a factory and campus,” the Governor continued.
This week, the Public Service Commission held three forums to discuss the opportunity for Delmarva Power to serve Delaware homes and businesses using technology manufactured here in Delaware, built by Delawareans. As with any forum, there were opponents, too, and that’s an important part of any discussion.
“We think Bloom Energy will help power our future,” said the Governor. “Because, at heart, this is about getting our neighbors back to work. It’s about looking to the future with a stronger manufacturing base here in Delaware.”
“We can’t control the strong national winds that have buffeted the industries that put so many Delawareans to work, ” said the Governor. “But we can control how we respond. We keep working, we keep fighting, and we keep focused, on getting people back to work, which is what we need to do to keep our great state of Delaware and the people who live here moving forward.”
About the Governor’s Weekly Message:
At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets. Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers. The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwOjtdiv1BU
Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/GovernorMarkell – or on his Facebook page -www.facebook.com/governormarkell - or on the Delaware State website athttp://governor.delaware.gov/information/podcast_video.shtml . All are also invited to follow him on Twitter - www.twitter.com/governormarkell - and submit ideas through http://ideas.delaware.gov.