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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


            

America Needs ALL of Us

Written on: October 27th, 2015 in Job Creation

October is the nation’s 70th National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time for us to celebrate the immeasurable contributions of people with disabilities to our workforce – in technology firms, classrooms, restaurants and all kinds of workplaces. NDEAM was first launched in in the immediate aftermath of World War II (then it was called “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week”) as part of an effort to integrate returning soldiers into the economy. As a poster from the era put it, “America needs ALL of us.”


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Manufacturing is Entering A New Era in Delaware

Written on: October 5th, 2015 in Job Creation

Manufacturing has long been a source of quality jobs for many of our citizens, and of quality products to export the Delaware brand throughout the country and around the world. Manufacturing Week provides an opportunity to both celebrate these contributions, while committing to working as a state to support the changing industry – recognizing that a strong manufacturing sector today looks different than in decades past.


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Cutting DuPont Would Hurt Delaware

Written on: May 11th, 2015 in Job Creation

Those of us who have spent most of our lives in Delaware know what DuPont means to this state. We travel the duPont Highway, attend schools named after duPont family members, and tour former duPont estates. The presence of the duPont family and the great company that they built here in Delaware is so ubiquitous […]


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Biden, Markell: Training key to filling tech jobs

Written on: March 11th, 2015 in Job Creation

The U.S. economy is experiencing a breakthrough year. Nearly 300,000 new jobs were created in February. That is part of the 12 million private-sector jobs created over five straight years of job growth. And the national unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 % — the lowest rate in seven years. We’ve gone from an economic crisis […]


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Tax Inversion Wave Is Sweeping Away American Jobs

Written on: August 21st, 2014 in Job Creation

Like most Governors, I focus every day on how my state can successfully compete in a global war for jobs. Delaware is not just competing for jobs with Maryland, Pennsylvania, or even California. We compete for jobs with economies from Bangalore to Berlin. The war for economic growth and prosperity is not a fair fight. […]


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