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  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Improving Transportation Safety and Efficiency while Creating JobsDuring this year’s highway construction season, the Delaware Department of Transportation is making major strides to improve your ride. We are investing in projects that will enhance safety, reduce congestion and accommodate growing traffic on our roadways.2016-08-26 13:14:38
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Improving Transportation Safety and Efficiency while Creating JobsDelaware Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan updates progress being made throughout all three counties to strengthen Delaware’s transportation infrastructure and make travel safer and more efficient as a result of investments supported by the Governor and members of the General Assembly.2016-08-26 13:12:26
  • Flags Lowered to Honor Passing of William Quillen2016-08-22 13:32:33
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Conserving Natural Resources to Build Our EconomyAttention to our natural resources isn’t just about environmental protection – we must recognize and take advantage of how they contribute to our economy and the quality of life. Delaware’s beaches, waterways, campgrounds, trails, award-winning state parks and wildlife areas form the backbone of Delaware’s conservation economy. That’s especially evident this time of the year as residents and visitors enjoy Delaware’s great outdoors by kayaking, camping, fishing, bicycling, and playing in the surf and sand. 2016-08-19 12:18:17
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Conserving Natural Resources to Build Our EconomyWilmington, DE – In a guest weekly message, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary David Small highlights the natural scenic beauty of Delaware as well as the opportunity to leverage our natural resources to improve the quality of life and drive economic growth.2016-08-19 12:11:26
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Creating Opportunities for Delaware Employers to Export and Create JobsWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the state’s efforts through its Global Delaware initiative and State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program to help connect Delaware companies with international markets to expand access to new customers for their products and services. 2016-08-12 12:37:42
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Creating Opportunities for Delaware Employers to Export and Create JobsDelaware entrepreneurs have always been at the forefront of innovation and quality. They create products and services that people need and improve the quality of life for consumers across the country and beyond. Today, the ability to tap into the global marketplace is a key driver of business and employment growth. Exports now support more than 10 million American jobs, and to thrive, Delaware employers must have access to these expanding markets. 2016-08-12 12:37:15
  • Governor Markell Signs Legislation Expanding Needle and Syringe ExchangeGovernor Markell today signed legislation expanding the state’s Syringe Exchange Program (SEP). Senate Bill 259 authorizes the state Division of Public Health to expand the program, which currently operates only in Wilmington, statewide should federal funding become available, to help reduce the sharing of potentially infected needles and supports the state’s larger efforts to address opioid addiction and HIV transmission.2016-08-11 16:00:49
  • Governor Markell announces initiative to expand Pathways to Prosperity programGovernor Markell visited Agilent Technologies today to sign Executive Order 61, which creates a permanent steering committee to coordinate the continued expansion of Pathways to Prosperity, a statewide workforce development program that’s helping to ensure that Delaware High School students graduate prepared for their next steps, whether in college, other education and training programs, or the workplace.2016-08-11 15:50:56
  • Flag Lowering for Representative Harold J. "Jack" Peterman2016-08-11 15:33:32
  • Downtown Development Districts (DDD) Program ExpandsGovernor Jack Markell on Wednesday announced a statewide expansion of Delaware's Downtown Development Districts program, significantly building on the state's efforts to redevelop Delaware’s commercial business districts and drive private investment in towns and cities. Five new Downtown Development Districts were officially designated in Smyrna, Harrington, Milford, Georgetown and Laurel. Investors who make qualified improvements to residential, commercial, or industrial properties in those districts now may qualify for state and local development incentives, including 20 percent state grant rebates.2016-08-10 15:15:14
  • Statement by Governor Markell on PJM decision to suspend action on Artificial Island ProjectToday, Governor Markell issued the following statement following announcement of the PJM Interconnection Board’s decision to suspend further action or construction of the Artificial Island project pending a comprehensive review: “I want to commend the PJM board for its decision to suspend further action on the Artificial Island project pending further review. This decision is one that the State of Delaware welcomes. The project as it was proposed would have placed an unjust burden on the state, resulting in higher electric rates for our consumers and businesses. I hope that upon further review, a more equitable solution can be identified.”2016-08-05 16:29:24
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Honoring Delaware’s OlympiansGovernor Markell honors Delaware’s athletes competing in Rio. “Over the next few weeks the world’s attention will turn to Brazil as 11,000 athletes from more than 200 countries compete in the Summer Olympic Games,” Governor Markell said. “They are an inspiration to me, and a great example to our young people – whatever their dreams are. And that will keep Delaware moving forward.” 2016-08-05 11:50:33
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Honoring Delaware’s OlympiansGovernor Markell honors Delaware’s athletes competing in Rio. “Over the next few weeks the world’s attention will turn to Brazil as 11,000 athletes from more than 200 countries compete in the Summer Olympic Games,” Governor Markell said. “They are an inspiration to me, and a great example to our young people – whatever their dreams are. And that will keep Delaware moving forward.” 2016-08-05 11:50:15
  • Statements on Chemours Decision to Make Wilmington Permanent HomeThe Chemours Company announced today that it plans to make the City of Wilmington the permanent home of its global corporate headquarters. The company, which plans to employ 900 people in Delaware, was spun off from DuPont in the summer of 2015. Their offices are currently in the DuPont Building on Rodney Square.2016-08-02 09:02:57
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Celebrating the Delaware State FairThis week, for the final time as Governor I had the opportunity to attend our Delaware State Fair which for nearly a century has celebrated our vibrant agriculture community.2016-07-29 13:47:06
  • Governor’s Weekly Message: Celebrating the Delaware State FairWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell celebrates the Delaware State Fair and discusses the important and growing role of agriculture in the First State. 2016-07-29 13:46:47
  • Governor’s Weekly Message: Preparing All of Our Students for Success in College and LifeWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the work done in the state to ensure all of our students have the skills they need to be competitive in an economy that requires more skills than ever before. 2016-07-22 11:46:16
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Preparing All of Our Students for Success in College and LifeAll Delaware students deserve the chance to make the most of their talents in an economy that requires a higher level of skill than ever before. Thanks to the hard work of many educators and administrators, we are getting closer to that goal, from vast improvement in access to high quality early childhood programs, to record high school graduation rates. And after just two years, our Pathways to Prosperity program is giving thousands of students the opportunity to earn college credit and workplace experience in high-demand industries like IT, engineering, and health care. 2016-07-22 11:45:34
  • Governor Signs Legislation to Expand School-based Health CentersAt a signing ceremony today at Conrad Schools of Science near Wilmington, Governor Markell signed House Bill 234 which ensures that school-based health centers are established in every Delaware secondary public school.2016-07-20 16:28:35



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