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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Continuing Efforts to Strengthen the Economy

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014




The 147th Delaware General Assembly returned to Legislative Hall this week, providing more opportunities to support our efforts of putting people back to work and strengthening our economy. We’ll build on the important steps we took last year – supporting our small businesses and improving our education system.

Last week, I spent a day visiting businesses in Sussex County – companies like Baltimore Aircoil, which has added 150 jobs over the last few years. It was an encouraging day – not only because those businesses have been hiring – but because of how they feel about Delaware.  They told me about positive experiences with state agencies, access to legislators and other public officials, and their conviction that Delaware deserves its recognition by CNBC as the most business friendly state.

These continue to be difficult times, and we’re under no illusions about how much work remains to address our economic challenges. But it’s a positive sign when the unemployment rate is dropping over the long term and our job gains are outpacing the nation’s. Looking forward to the work required this year to create more economic growth and opportunity in Delaware, I will be engaging the General Assembly, our educational partners and the business community about steps to strengthen the quality of our workforce.

We have to give more young people opportunities to gain exposure to the world of work. And we need more partnerships that help train both current and future workers to meet our industries’ needs. We will focus on fostering innovation. And we must commit to a world-class infrastructure to put Delawareans to work now and give businesses the resources they need to compete well into the future. In my upcoming State of the State address and Budget presentation, I look forward to offering more details on how we do all of this, how we make this an attractive place for job creators to start and expand, and how we keep Delaware moving forward.

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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Continuing Efforts to Strengthen the Economy

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014




The 147th Delaware General Assembly returned to Legislative Hall this week, providing more opportunities to support our efforts of putting people back to work and strengthening our economy. We’ll build on the important steps we took last year – supporting our small businesses and improving our education system.

Last week, I spent a day visiting businesses in Sussex County – companies like Baltimore Aircoil, which has added 150 jobs over the last few years. It was an encouraging day – not only because those businesses have been hiring – but because of how they feel about Delaware.  They told me about positive experiences with state agencies, access to legislators and other public officials, and their conviction that Delaware deserves its recognition by CNBC as the most business friendly state.

These continue to be difficult times, and we’re under no illusions about how much work remains to address our economic challenges. But it’s a positive sign when the unemployment rate is dropping over the long term and our job gains are outpacing the nation’s. Looking forward to the work required this year to create more economic growth and opportunity in Delaware, I will be engaging the General Assembly, our educational partners and the business community about steps to strengthen the quality of our workforce.

We have to give more young people opportunities to gain exposure to the world of work. And we need more partnerships that help train both current and future workers to meet our industries’ needs. We will focus on fostering innovation. And we must commit to a world-class infrastructure to put Delawareans to work now and give businesses the resources they need to compete well into the future. In my upcoming State of the State address and Budget presentation, I look forward to offering more details on how we do all of this, how we make this an attractive place for job creators to start and expand, and how we keep Delaware moving forward.

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