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Carney, Delaware Prosperity Partnership to host conversation on economic development Feb. 19 in Georgetown

February 17, 2019

Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Prosperity Partnership have announced a community conversation on economic development efforts Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 p.m., at Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus in Georgetown.

Carney,  co-chair of the DPP, will join DPP President,W. Kurt Foreman, as well as DPP staff and board members, to provide an update on the public-private partnership that leads economic development for the state.

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership is responsible for attracting, growing and retaining businesses; building a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem; and supporting private employers in identifying, recruiting and developing talent in the state of Delaware. The state jointly funds the partnership’s operations with private business.

Carney worked closely with members of the General Assembly to approve the concept and funding for the public-private entity. In August 2017, Carney signed House Bill 226, creating the Delaware Prosperity Partnership and the Division of Small Business within the Delaware Department of State.

Carney signed Executive Order #1 on his first full day in office to create the Economic Development Working Group to explore a new economic development strategy. Carney’s economic development plan was built on recommendations from the Economic Development Working Group. Strategically partnering with the private sector on economic growth was a key recommendation of the Governor’s Action Plan for Delaware.

The event is open to the public.