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  • VIEWPOINT: Central Delaware’s Secret Ingredient

    Delaware is a place where voices are heard.  That is absolutely one of the most unique, most fascinating, most endearing things about the First State.  Delawareans who choose to engage with the state’s decision-makers are given a say in how the future is shaped.  Every person is invited to be part of the conversation. Many […]
  • VIEWPOINT: Transforming Downtown Dover through planning, action

    More than 700 community members have been engaged in a master planning process to proactively guide the future of Dover’s business district. Led by Mosaic Development Partners, “Capital City 2030: Transforming Downtown Dover” is an eight-month long process that includes a full cadre of downtown partners, and is more than halfway complete Mosaic Cofounders and […]
  • Q&A with Charlie Riordran – University of Delaware

    While there are many centers of research and academic excellence in the state of Delaware, the University of Delaware is undoubtedly the giant that looms over them all. In the past 10 years alone, UD representatives have formed 35 startups and been issued 131 patents. Ten years also just so happens to be the length […]
  • Despite challenges, nonprofits see rise in giving

    Nonprofits received continued support from Delawareans as 2020’s tide of charitable donations bled into 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic, charitable giving peaked in Delaware, reflecting growth in the United States more broadly. Charities in the U.S. received a record $471 billion in donations in 2020, according to Giving USA. This number reflects an increase from […]
  • VIEWPOINT: Don’t surrender America’s digital advantage

    During a recent policy debate, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons expressed his concerns about Congress’ proposed approach to regulating the digital economy. Most notably, Coons highlighted the possibility of unintended consequences for American competitiveness and “our digital democracy principles on the world stage.” Despite Coons’ concerns and those raised by other Democrats in the Senate, the […]
  • Small Nonprofit CEO of the Year – Kelvin Lee, NIIMBL Institute Director

    Institute Director Kelvin Lee has contributed to the growth of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) since its conception. Always up for a challenge, Lee has dedicated himself to nurturing a diverse biopharmaceutical manufacturing community since NIIMBL was formally established in 2017. “When you think about driving force … it changes over […]
  • Sussex ordinance seeks to expand affordable housing

    GEORGETOWN – Sussex County’s Planning and Zoning Office is working to further incentivize housing developers to build affordable rental units through a new ordinance. “We all realize that there’s a need for more affordable housing opportunities in Sussex County,” Assistant County Attorney Vincent Robertson said. “This ordinance has its origins back in the 2018 Comprehensive […]
  • Drone training program preps veterans for new careers

    WILMINGTON — Paul Dietrich developed an interest in drone technology while serving as a squad leader for the U.S. Army, but he didn’t have the opportunity to participate in a training program at the time. “I was too highly ranked to be trained to use drones, but I was interested in learning about them,” Dietrich […]
  • New center to support entrepreneurship in Dover

    DOVER – The city of Dover is undergoing “an extraordinary revitalization and renaissance,” and soon to contribute to that is the new Center for Urban Revitalization and Entrepreneurship (CURE), according to Delaware State University (DSU) President Tony Allen. CURE was conceptualized by the National Council on Agricultural Life and Labor Research Fund (NCALL) — a […]
  • VIEWPOINT: Donating real estate can be simple, joyful and powerful

    Your home is more than just four walls. It’s where your family gathers, where memories are made – and, perhaps, the way you make a great philanthropic impact. While we put a lot of thought into our homes and property, too often we don’t think of real estate as a potential charitable tool. But remember: […]

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