Governor’s Weekly Message: Building on success to position Delawareans for a promising 2017 and beyond


Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell recalls the economic hardship and uncertainty many Delawareans faced at the beginning of his term and credits the collaborative efforts of many individuals who helped build a stronger state that today positions Delawareans for success in the new economy.

“One of the more powerful images from the time immediately after I took office in the midst of a recession that put tens of thousands of people out of work was observing construction workers throw their shoes in frustration at Legislative Hall,” Governor Markell said. “They were calling on their elected officials to walk in the shoes of those suffering from the financial crisis and imploring us to address the pain that so many were experiencing. As the last year of my administration ends, I am most proud of how our state came together to respond to that challenge and to recognize that global forces stronger than a recession were affecting our people in new ways. I am confident that Governor-elect Carney is assembling a team that’s ready to continue to identify new solutions to position Delawareans for success in a changing world – to walk in their shoes and understand their realities. We have much to celebrate from the past year, and I know that our people have a bright and hopeful 2017 in front of them. I wish all of you a happy, healthy, and fulfilling new year, as we continue to keep Delaware moving forward.”

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