Economic developers statewide are joining Delaware Prosperity Partnership to celebrate Economic Development Week 2021, May 9-15, by spotlighting some of Delaware’s biggest selling points and economic developers.
Now in its fourth year of operation, the DPP team partners with organizations throughout Delaware to make a difference for the state by supporting job growth and investment.
Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016 to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development and improve quality of life in communities across North America. Economic Development Week campaigns have taken place in all 50 American states, and more than 450 observances have been held throughout the United States and Canada over the last five years.
“We often say that the word ‘partnership’ in our name is intentional,” said Kurt Foreman, DPP president and CEO. “Economic development is a team sport, and to be successful means working collaboratively with all of our economic development partners.”
For Economic Development Week 2021, DPP is promoting various aspects of Delaware’s unique value proposition by highlighting videos of DPP team members discussing these key points through its social media presence on LinkedIn and Twitter. It also has launched a series of profiles on economic development leaders from across the state – from Georgetown to Millsboro to Wilmington to New Castle – on choosedelaware.com.
Since its beginning, the DPP team has collaborated with economic development leaders throughout Delaware to add jobs and increase capital investment all over the state. Economic development plays a vital role in building a stronger economy for all of Delaware.
Ongoing statewide efforts include: supporting Delaware’s local businesses, including startups and entrepreneurs; attracting companies looking for new locations to grow or locate business; supporting the private sector’s talent acquisition strategy to ensure Delaware continues to attract a diverse and varied workforce; developing a more robust innovation ecosystem; and increasing awareness of Delaware’s unique attributes to attract businesses and prospective employees.
“Whether it’s supporting businesses to ensure jobs stay in Delaware or attracting new companies to create new jobs in Delaware, few careers are as gratifying as economic development,” Foreman said. “Knowing that you help people get that next opportunity is very rewarding work.”