Today, we released a difficult, but financially responsible, FY 2012 budget proposal. It makes clear our top priority is getting people back to work and expanding economic opportunity. It makes the most important investment in our future: building the strongest possible public schools now. It keeps our core commitments in areas like public safety, public health and environmental quality without the need for new taxes.
We look forward to your feedback and suggestions at ideas.delaware.gov.
Last week, I delivered the annual State of the State address, laying out new proposals and updates on efforts to tackle priority policy areas:
- Getting people back to work and expanding economic opportunity
- Creating the strongest possible public schools
- Making government more cost-effective
- Creating safer schools and communities, and
- Ensuring the most vulnerable Delawareans are not left behind.
But the true “state of the state” is reflected by our neighbors who work together to help each other. Our state is far stronger than any challenges we face because we are working together to keep Delaware moving forward.
We need to look beyond our borders–and far beyond our traditional ways of doing business–to strengthen our competitiveness and create jobs at home.
Delaware is uniquely suited to be a gateway for international investors looking to put people to work in our country. Our responsive government, predictable legal environment, skilled workforce and convenient location can make the investment and incorporation processes much easier.
When international companies think about setting up manufacturing operations or incorporating in the United States, we want to make sure that they think of Delaware first.