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Governor Carney, Delaware Prosperity Partnership to Host Conversations on Economic Development

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Economy | Date Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019



Public events scheduled in all three counties to discuss Delaware’s economy, economic development

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) announced community conversations on economic development efforts scheduled in all three counties. Governor Carney, co-chair of the DPP, will join DPP President, W. Kurt Foreman, as well as DPP staff and board members, to provide an update on the public-private partnership that leads economic development for the state.

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership is responsible for attracting, growing and retaining businesses; building a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem; and supporting private employers in identifying, recruiting and developing talent in the state of Delaware. The state jointly funds the partnership’s operations with private business.

Governor Carney worked closely with members of the General Assembly to approve the concept and funding for the public-private entity. In August 2017, Governor Carney signed House Bill 226, creating the Delaware Prosperity Partnership and the Division of Small Business within the Delaware Department of State.

Governor Carney signed Executive Order #1 on his first full day in office to create the Economic Development Working Group to explore a new economic development strategy. Governor Carney’s economic development plan was built on recommendations from the Economic Development Working Group. Strategically partnering with the private sector on economic growth was a key recommendation of the Governor’s Action Plan for Delaware.

DPP Community Conversations on Economic Development

Each event is open to members of the public and press.

Tuesday, February 19 – GEORGETOWN

WHO: Governor John Carney
W. Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Becky Harrington, Director of Business Development, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Rob Rider, CEO, O.A. Newton and Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
Ed Kee, Former Secretary of Agriculture and Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Representative Bill Bush, Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Representative Lyndon Yearick, Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Senator Ernesto Lopez
State Senator David Wilson
State Representative Daniel Short

 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
5:30 p.m.

 

WHERE: Delaware Technical Community College
Jack Owens Campus
21179 College Drive
Georgetown, DE 19947

 

Wednesday, March 20 – DOVER

WHO: Governor John Carney
W. Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Becky Harrington, Director of Business Development, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
State Representative Lyndon Yearick, Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Senator Colin Bonini
State Senator Dave Lawson
State Representative Kevin Henlsey

 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Delaware Technical Community College
Charles L. Terry Campus, Jr.
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19904

 

Tuesday, April 2 – WILMINGTON

WHO: Governor John Carney
W. Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Becky Harrington, Director of Business Development, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
State Representative Lyndon Yearick, Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Senator Anthony Delcollo
State Representative Krista Griffith
State Representative Gerald Brady
State Representative Paul Baumbach
State Representative Nnamdi Chukwuocha
State Representative Sherry Dorsey Walker

 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Arsht Hall – University of Delaware
2700 Pennsylvania Ave
Wilmington, DE 19806

 


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Governor Carney, Delaware Prosperity Partnership to Host Conversations on Economic Development

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Economy | Date Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019



Public events scheduled in all three counties to discuss Delaware’s economy, economic development

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) announced community conversations on economic development efforts scheduled in all three counties. Governor Carney, co-chair of the DPP, will join DPP President, W. Kurt Foreman, as well as DPP staff and board members, to provide an update on the public-private partnership that leads economic development for the state.

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership is responsible for attracting, growing and retaining businesses; building a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem; and supporting private employers in identifying, recruiting and developing talent in the state of Delaware. The state jointly funds the partnership’s operations with private business.

Governor Carney worked closely with members of the General Assembly to approve the concept and funding for the public-private entity. In August 2017, Governor Carney signed House Bill 226, creating the Delaware Prosperity Partnership and the Division of Small Business within the Delaware Department of State.

Governor Carney signed Executive Order #1 on his first full day in office to create the Economic Development Working Group to explore a new economic development strategy. Governor Carney’s economic development plan was built on recommendations from the Economic Development Working Group. Strategically partnering with the private sector on economic growth was a key recommendation of the Governor’s Action Plan for Delaware.

DPP Community Conversations on Economic Development

Each event is open to members of the public and press.

Tuesday, February 19 – GEORGETOWN

WHO: Governor John Carney
W. Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Becky Harrington, Director of Business Development, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Rob Rider, CEO, O.A. Newton and Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
Ed Kee, Former Secretary of Agriculture and Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Representative Bill Bush, Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Representative Lyndon Yearick, Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Senator Ernesto Lopez
State Senator David Wilson
State Representative Daniel Short

 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
5:30 p.m.

 

WHERE: Delaware Technical Community College
Jack Owens Campus
21179 College Drive
Georgetown, DE 19947

 

Wednesday, March 20 – DOVER

WHO: Governor John Carney
W. Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Becky Harrington, Director of Business Development, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
State Representative Lyndon Yearick, Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Senator Colin Bonini
State Senator Dave Lawson
State Representative Kevin Henlsey

 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Delaware Technical Community College
Charles L. Terry Campus, Jr.
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19904

 

Tuesday, April 2 – WILMINGTON

WHO: Governor John Carney
W. Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Becky Harrington, Director of Business Development, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
State Representative Lyndon Yearick, Delaware Prosperity Partnership Board Member
State Senator Anthony Delcollo
State Representative Krista Griffith
State Representative Gerald Brady
State Representative Paul Baumbach
State Representative Nnamdi Chukwuocha
State Representative Sherry Dorsey Walker

 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Arsht Hall – University of Delaware
2700 Pennsylvania Ave
Wilmington, DE 19806

 


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