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The economy is experiencing the worst slump in decades, and there is talk of a possible double-dip recession. In Delaware, we are not immune to the national economy, and there are many among us who are suffering from a reduction in business, from unemployment and from underemployment.

But we have advantages and positive stories that help to balance out the bad. And, on top of that, we have some of the most creative, innovative and persistent people in the world. The ideas to improve our lot are out there among the people of the state, and we’d like Town Square Delaware to be the place that those ideas get shared. Because the sooner those ideas are widely shared, the sooner we all will benefit.

During the month of August, some of the most brilliant minds in education came together to share their ideas and experiences on the Delaware education system. At least once per day we posted a story from a student, teacher, administrator, reformer and more highlighting part of what makes our schools tick or what can be made better.

Following the success of our August Education Series, we are launching a similar, month-long series on Jobs & The Economy for October. From labor leaders to small business owners to government officials to laypeople to the unemployed, if you have a story worth telling or an idea worth sharing, we want you to be a part of the conversation.

  • Do you think the economic environment can be improved?
  • What is the one thing that we could do, starting today, to get more people back to work?
  • What is the one thing we could invest in today, that would pay the biggest employment dividends in one year? In five years? In twenty years?

If you have an answer to one of those questions, or if you have a story to tell and you’d like to be considered for the October Jobs Series, send your 500- to 800-word entry to dave@new.delawarelive.com along with a short (2-3 sentence) bio and a photo. The deadline for consideration for the October Jobs Series is Friday, September 30, 2011.


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