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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


            

Let’s Create Jobs in Delaware, Not Send Them Away

Written on: November 6th, 2013 in Job Creation

As governor, I spend significant time talking to employers about investing in Delaware because jobs continue to be my top priority. Without private investment and job creation, other things we care about – improving education, protecting our environment, enhancing public safety and delivering quality health care – are not possible. Businesses have many choices as […]


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A Better Bottom Line: Employing Individuals With Disabilities

Written on: August 15th, 2013 in Job Creation

Ten years ago, I met a 25 year old employee of Bank of America in Delaware. He had Down Syndrome and was enthusiastically making t-shirts on a silk screen press. He told me how thrilled he was to be working. I asked him what he had done before getting that job. He told me he […]


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Delaware: The Top State for Business

Written on: July 19th, 2013 in Job Creation

In Delaware, we listen to the priorities of our businesspeople. By working with them on all fronts, from driving down costs to improving our education system, we make the First State a great place to start a new company or expand a growing one. Last month, experts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia confirmed […]


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STEP helps small businesses export products and create jobs at home

Written on: July 12th, 2013 in Job Creation

As U.S. policymakers focus on putting Americans back to work, we must concentrate in part on opportunities beyond our own borders. That’s why it’s so important that Congress reauthorize the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program, which is due to expire next year. Let’s face reality: Plenty of economies around the world are growing […]


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Employing People with Disabilities: Good for Business’ and Delaware’s Bottom Line

Written on: May 31st, 2013 in Job Creation

As Chair of the National Governors Association, I’ve had a unique opportunity to tell the story of Delaware’s successes to leaders across the country and demonstrate ways in which our state has set examples for others to follow on issues such as education reform and health care innovation. I’m particularly proud that the First State […]


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