Governor Markell focuses on Delaware’s largest industry: agriculture. Delaware has 2,480 farms that cover more than 40% of Delaware, over 490,000 acres. Agriculture drives about $8 billion dollar of economic impact each year for Delaware.
Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Federal Agriculture Secretary Pledges Support to Delaware Farmers
Most Delawareans, and a growing number of Americans, know that our largest industry is actually agriculture- which drives around $8 billion dollar of economic impact each year.
Governor’s Weekly Message: Budget Priorities: Growing Jobs, Investing in Education, Governing Responsibly
Governor Markell talks about the priorities reflected in the balanced budget proposal he unveiled this week. The proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget invests in jobs and public education, keeps the state’s commitment to critical areas like public health and safety and balances without the need to raise taxes or add new fees.
Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Budget Priorities: Growing Jobs, Investing in Education, Governing Responsibly
Someone said to me after my State of the State address last week that it seems like I spend most of my time focused on jobs, schools and governing responsibly. That so much of what we do – whether its budget or policy – seems to focus largely on those three issues.
The public is invited to join Governor Markell in commemorating Black History Month in Delaware at an event on Thursday, Feb. 2 in Dover and to view a special photo exhibit which helps tell the story of the African-American educational journey in Delaware.