Governor’s Weekly Message: Delaware’s Time to Lead
DOVER – In his weekly message, Governor Markell talks about his fourth State of the State Address, which he delivered to a joint session of the General Assembly on Thursday. He made clear that to lead in the future, Delaware must stay focused now on creating more jobs, making our schools stronger and governing responsibly.
“As tempting as it might seem to take this moment to pause and catch our breath, this is not the time to stand still,” said Markell. “We can take advantage of this moment and build a lasting competitive edge for our State and its people, we must do more than simply work with, rather than against, each other. Together, we must act with confidence and imagination.”
Markell offered new proposals and updated the legislature on some successful efforts underway to get people back to work, ensure more Delaware children graduate ready to succeed and make government a sounder steward of state resources.
“We cannot settle for an economy that is dependent on a handful of major employers. We will nurture an environment where start-ups and small businesses can experiment and thrive.”
Some of the proposals included efforts to further support emerging start-ups and growing companies by applying best practices found at entrepreneurial support centers across the country and helping existing small businesses get access to credit through the federal Small Business Credit Initiative, as well as other innovative ways to give small businesses the edge.
Transcript of the Governor’s Weekly Message: Delaware’s Time to Lead
Weekly Message Video: http://youtu.be/2mKqSkt_VRY
Video of the full State of the State Address: http://youtu.be/0HYWOhuLufw
More information on the State of the State: http://news.delaware.gov/2012/01/19/delawares-time-to-lead/
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