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Alex Vuocolo

  • Owners grapple with women-owned business designation

    What does the woman-owned business label mean in Delaware? Beyond the obvious, women business owners have expressed a complex relationship with the term. For some, it means greater access to business opportunities for a historically marginalized group. Others see it as a signal to customers and fellow business owners alike that diversity is important — […]
  • State’s biotech sector needs more lab space, talent and money

    Delaware has a lot to celebrate when it comes to the burgeoning biotechnology sector. In the pages ahead, you’ll read about an expansion at the Delaware Innovation Space that will accommodate more small, innovative firms, and a partnership between a local startup and a larger company that has the potential to realign the global market […]
  • Lodging tax debate in Kent raises more questions

    By Alex Vuocolo Associate Editor A debate is underway in Kent County over the age-old question of who gets taxed and where the money goes.  At the end of the last legislative session, the General Assembly passed a bill enabling Kent County to impose an extra 3% tax on hotel stays. New Castle County in […]
  • UD enters creative partnership to make 5G wireless possible

    University of Delaware researchers have teamed up with an Israeli tech firm to manufacture a new antenna that would solve the biggest problems that companies like Verizon and AT&T are having rolling out 5G technology. Imagine trying to download a YouTube video or refresh your Twitter feed, and a single wall or glass window blocks […]
  • Delaware ready to embrace mobile driver’s licenses

    The driver’s license – for many a dinged-up piece of laminated plastic slipped into the front of their wallet – is going mobile in Delaware.  The Delaware Department of Transportation is working with IDEMIA, a global security and identification firm, to roll out a mobile driver’s license before the end of 2019. While physical ID […]
  • M&T invests $9 million in Delaware branches refresh

    M&T Bank on July 31 announced that it has invested $9 million in renovations to 38 branches throughout Delaware. The renovations target technological improvements as well as tweaks to the physical space. In addition to new flooring and furniture, the branches removed barriers between customers and employees, built new teller lines, and redesigned the front […]
  • $15 minimum wage stalls in General Assembly until next session

    A bill to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 has stalled in the Senate Finance Committee due to its potential impact on the budget. The bill introduced by Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington is the latest attempt by Democrats to substantially raise the minimum wage. The current rate is $8.75 and will […]
  • Delmarva Power has green light to launch electric vehicle services 

    The Delaware Public Service Commission has approved Delmarva Power’s roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) services for residential customers and public spaces. The utility will build public charging stations and offer a new rate option for residential customers who charge their EVs at home. “This decision is a positive first step in meeting our customers’ growing […]
  • Land Bank kicks off 9th Street renovations in Wilmington

    By Ken Mammarella Some important numbers were announced on June 4 for the planned revitalization of the 800 block of W. Ninth St., part of Wilmington’s Trinity Vicinity historic district. Development costs for six major renovations and three new town homes will top $2 million, with renovations expected to be completed by March and construction […]
  • Today Media acquires The Valley Table & Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    Delaware Business Times’ parent company Today Media is adding to its menu of popular lifestyle and specialty publications, websites, and events, by acquiring The Valley Table magazine and the popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.  In announcing the acquisition, Today Media CEO Robert A. Martinelli noted, “This is a positive step for the local culinary industry as both […]