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Governor’s Weekly Message: Expanding Opportunities to Promote Homeownership

Date Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Weekly Message

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell talks about the benefits of homeownership and the effort to expand those opportunities through access to credit and financing assistance and financial literacy education, and partnerships among government, non-profits and the business community to drive accessible and affordable housing development statewide.




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Expanding Opportunities to Promote Homeownership

Date Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016
Categories:  Transcripts

Owning a home is part of the American Dream. Homeownership strengthens neighborhood stability and for many Delawareans their home is their biggest investment and a primary source of financial security. Promoting homeownership is a good way to improve peoples’ lives, and the Delaware State Housing Authority has led our effort to expand those opportunities through programs like our first-time homebuyer tax credit and the Home Again initiative for repeat homebuyers.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Reducing Employment Barriers for our Skilled Workforce through Professional Licensing Reform

Date Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Weekly Message

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell discusses his commitment to ensure that Delaware’s professional regulations are instruments of opportunity for Delaware’s skilled workforce, including an executive order he signed this week that brings government together with community members to review existing licensing requirements and recommend ways to eliminate unnecessary barriers to entry.




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Reducing Employment Barriers for our Skilled Workforce through Professional Licensing Reform

Date Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Categories:  Transcripts

We have no higher priority than giving Delawareans the tools and opportunities to compete for the skilled jobs in today’s economy. That goal is behind our focus on STEM education at all grade levels and specialized skill training in high schools. We’ve taken steps to improve college readiness and made higher education more affordable. And programs like our TechHire initiative provide short-term intensive training for expanding fields like IT. Even when people have the right skills, however, we know other barriers sometimes prevent them from entering the workforce.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Giving All Delawareans Affordable Opportunities to Gain the Right Skills for Today’s Economy

Date Posted: Friday, April 15th, 2016
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County Sussex County Weekly Message

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights how the state is supporting efforts to connect Delawareans to affordable education and workforce training opportunities beyond high school at a time when continuing education is increasingly necessary to compete for good jobs in the new economy.




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