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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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Delaware is positioned to lead in energy

Written on: December 22nd, 2010 in Guest PostsJob Creation

Guest post by Secretary Collin O’Mara, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, originally published in The News Journal Imagine if our nation missed the greatest economic opportunity of this century. While the Congressional climate and energy debate has devolved into gridlock, nations around the globe are positioning themselves to dominate the $6 trillion energy […]


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What’s missing from the jobs, jobs, jobs debate

Written on: November 29th, 2010 in Job Creation

This post was originally published in The Washington Post, on Friday, Nov. 26. While President Obama was navigating the tides of global commerce this month, I was in a different part of Asia, making the case, one company at a time, for the economic opportunity my small state of Delaware has to offer. Watching the […]


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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles and Local Farmers

Written on: June 8th, 2010 in Agriculture

May was a great month for healthy living in Delaware: I signed Executive Order Nineteen, creating the Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, which will conduct an assessment, develop an overarching statewide strategy on promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing related diseases, and establish measurable outcomes.  We also had Strawberry Week to highlight the contributions […]


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BFF: Across the State, Across Party Lines

Written on: April 23rd, 2010 in Effective & Efficient Government

As I call people around the country to make the case for Delaware, I often say that our competitive advantage is our ability to work quickly, get the right people in the room, and get things done.  Our state has a great story – we need to get the word out. So, what if we […]


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