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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


            

Entrepreneurs: The backbone of American innovation and growth

Written on: October 3rd, 2012 in Job Creation

Entrepreneurs built our state, and our nation. People of courage and convictions, who were willing to start something new because they knew they could build something better. For centuries, our economy has been a global power because of the innovation, ingenuity and resilience of the entrepreneurs who were born here, or came here to start […]


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Hiring Veterans Makes Business Sense

Written on: August 8th, 2012 in Job Creation

Over the years, I’ve had the chance to meet thousands of Delawareans serving in all the armed forces and fighting for us. One of my proudest moments as Commander in Chief of the Delaware National Guard came just last year, when I had the opportunity to go to overseas and visit Delaware Guard members in […]


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Advancing Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Written on: July 20th, 2012 in Job Creation

About nine years ago, I visited what was then MBNA, now Bank of America, at a facility in Newark. There, the company employed about 300 people with disabilities who were responsible for a variety of tasks including making promotional materials. I met a young man, about 25 years old, who was making t-shirts. I asked […]


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$tand by Me: Helping Delawareans Achieve Financial Goals

Written on: May 18th, 2011 in Helping Our NeighborsJob Creation

As we keep our focus on putting Delawareans to work and improving our state’s future, we’re working to provide tools that can enable individuals to improve financial responsibility and save up for college, to buy a new home or achieve other financial goals. I’m particularly excited about a new effort called $tand By Me DE—the […]


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Guest Post: Fred Green on Jobs for Delaware Graduates

Written on: April 21st, 2011 in Guest PostsJob Creation

Recently, I hosted Governor Markell when he visited my classroom at Christiana High School where I am a senior. Not long ago, my fellow students probably considered me a bully and I considered myself a “wild child” because a life of drugs and crime actually attracted me. Today, I feel like a totally different person.  […]


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