[caption id="attachment_228519" align="alignleft" width="270"] Seaford Mayor David Genshaw. | DBT PHOTO BY KATIE TABELING[/caption]
Delaware Business Times highlights an annual list of individuals as "People to Watch" in the new year as we believe they will leave a mark on their industries or communities.SEAFORD — The city’s nickname still is “The Nylon Capital of the World,” but Mayor David Genshaw can see that times are changing, and so too will Seaford.But over the last few years, Seaford has been gaining ground for its available space and warehousing prime for small to medium tenants, targeting the Salisbury, Md., metropolitan area. Earlier this year, Amazon opened its first last-mile delivery center in the city, and by the year’s end, it sold for $22.5 million.Genshaw is expected to see more smaller warehouses be built in the city, as well as a large industrial park helmed by KRM Development Corporation. But there’s also other plans in the works for Royale Pigments & Chemicals to open up shop right along the railroad. Genshaw also played a part in securing a new future for one of his top dreams: revitalizing the Nylon Capital Shopping Center, which is only 15% occupied. With city funds and state assistance, the shopping center was bought and could be the home to a health care tenant as well as The Millcoworking space and Del Tech.