Governor’s Statement on DuPont Jobs Announcement

Wilmington, DE – Governor Markell released the following statement regarding DuPont’s announcements of employee reductions and that its Specialty Products business would be based in Delaware.

“DuPont’s announcement today is deeply disappointing, especially to the thousands of Delawareans who helped this company grow and succeed for generations. DuPont’s number one asset is its people, and the innovations that the company has produced during its storied history are a testament to the quality of those people. For those affected by today’s announcement, they should know that the State will do all that it can in the coming months to assist them as they evaluate new opportunities.”

“I am pleased that DuPont has committed to basing its Specialty Products business here. That business will be well-positioned not only with products like Kevlar and Tyvex, but also industry-leading electronics and communications, nutrition, and safety businesses. We look forward to doing all that we can to promote the success of that business and will continue to urge DuPont and Dow to see the value of locating other businesses here in Delaware, where they have grown and succeeded in the past.”