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Governor Carney Welcomes Firefly Music Festival to Delaware

Date Posted: Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Categories:  Governor John Carney Kent County New Castle County Office of the Governor Sussex County The Economy Tourism

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney released the following statement on Thursday, noting the economic benefits of the four-day Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway. “Firefly brings tens of thousands of visitors to Delaware from every state and dozens of countries,” said Governor Carney. “Not only does the festival have an […]




Governor’s Weekly Message: Celebrating Delaware’s Thriving Tourism Economy

Date Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Tourism

Wilmington, DE – In a guest weekly message, Delaware Tourism Director Linda Parkowski highlights Delaware’s appeal as a welcoming destination for visitors and shares the impact of Delaware’s significant, and growing, tourism sector on employment and economic growth.




Delaware moves from 10th to 5th among Bicycle Friendly States

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Categories:  DelDOT DNREC Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor Tourism

In honor of National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists today released its latest Bicycle Friendly States ranking. In the sixth annual assessment, Delaware achieved a fifth place ranking nationally, while placing number one in the northeastern United States.




Philadelphia 76ers Acquire NBA D-League Franchise; Relocate it to Delaware and Name it the Delaware 87ers

Date Posted: Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor Tourism

The Philadelphia 76ers announced they have completed the purchase of the operating rights for a team to compete in the 17-team National Basketball Association Development League. The Philadelphia 76ers’ new NBA D-League franchise will relocate to Delaware and commence play this coming autumn for the 2013-14 NBA D-League season, which runs from November through April.




Score one for Kent County – sports complex funding gains approval

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Categories:  News Tourism

After three years of meetings and debate, Kent County will be home to a sports complex boasting an indoor facility and 15 fields – including a championship lit turf field – thanks to more than $3.2 million in state funding.




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