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Jacob Owens

Editor, Delaware Business Times

  • ChristianaCare, Highmark partner on preventative care venture

    WILMINGTON – Delaware’s largest health care system, ChristianaCare, and its largest health insurer, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, announced a new joint venture Wednesday that will leverage technology to help improve community health through preventative care. A new for-profit limited liability corporation, which does not yet have a name, will be funded through a 10-year, […]
  • Editorial: Retraining will become one of our biggest challenges

    These days it seems we’re talking about the future a lot – a carbon-neutral, equitable-opportunity, worker-empowered 21st century economy where the world, its people, and the companies they work for are happy. Considering the enormous economic, technological, political, and social challenges needed to overcome to realize such a vision, it’s easy to see why many […]
  • Wilmington Country Club hosts Biden’s first golf outing

    WILMINGTON – As a member dating back to his days as vice president, it was probably a safe bet that Joe Biden would play his first round of golf as president at the Wilmington Country Club. Now the private 120-year-old club off Kennett Pike can officially claim the honor. Biden took advantage of some sunshine […]
  • Saia opens New Castle truck terminal

    NEW CASTLE – Saia, a Georgia-based trucking company, recently opened its first terminal in Delaware, another sign of the foothold that distribution and logistics is making in the state. The publicly traded company pronounced “sigh-uh” took over the former FedEx Freight terminal on Lambson Lane near the Delaware Memorial Bridge in late March. Saia reportedly […]
  • Trader Joe’s to open Christiana store April 30

    CHRISTIANA – Trader Joe’s, one of Delaware’s most-sought-after retailers, will open its Christiana Fashion Center location on April 30, the company announced Friday. The grocery store has long operated a store near the Pennsylvania border in the Market Square shopping center, but consumers have clamored for the California-based brand to expand in the state. It […]
  • Delaware unemployment rate ticks upward in March

    DOVER – Delaware’s unemployment rate ticked upward by 20 basis points for the third straight month in March, reaching 6.5%, but that movement was largely due to more people returning to the labor force, according to state officials. The state saw the creation of 2,300 jobs last month, continuing a string of three months of […]
  • Amazon drives Delaware distribution market surge

    WILMINGTON – The findings of a recent brokerage report that Amazon’s practically insatiable growth is leading to a boom of industrial and distribution space in Delaware probably won’t surprise many. The sheer scale of that growth may though. The e-commerce giant had 7 million square feet of space in Delaware either in operation or under […]
  • Discover to move operations to Newark area

    NEWARK – Discover, the credit card and financial services giant that has long called Delaware home, will move its operations south while increasing its footprint this year. The company plans to move from its longtime New Castle Corporate Commons location near New Castle to the Iron Hill Corporate Center near Newark before the end of […]
  • Delaware business owner doubles as Biden sound tech

    WASHINGTON – While much of the First State has been watching native son Joe Biden’s presidency from afar, one local business owner has had a much closer seat to history. Tom Manchester has been serving as an audio technician consultant for the White House over the first weeks of the Biden administration, an opportunity that […]
  • Philly Fed CEO Harker talks recovery, inflation, green future

    A year after the COVID-19 pandemic closed down much of the American economy, Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, has reason to be hopeful in year two of the public health crisis. Vaccination efforts are ramping up nationwide and hiring and spending numbers are rising as well, leading the […]