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Ken Grant
Ken Grant
Ken Grant has spent most of his life in Delaware, loves being in all three counties, works for the only U.S.-based manufacturer of Thin Layer Chromatography Plates, is married to an incredible woman who is willing to put up with his antics and is the father of two teenagers who have agreed to wait at least another 20 years before writing the books about their “adventurous” childhood.
A little background:
The Newark Chrysler Assembly Plant closed in 2008. The old Chrysler location is now managed by the University of Delaware.

One of the proposed uses for about 43 acres of that land is to construct a state-of-the-art Data Center that would not only create thousands of jobs in the area, but also attract several more high-tech businesses to the region.

The past month:
It was one month ago, on September 3rd, that a public hearing was held in Newark about this proposed project. The people from The Data Center were peppered with questions about the proposed facility – click here to get a complete rundown of the questions and answers.

Since then, I’ve been hearing a lot of rumors, speculations, and rather interesting accusations thrown around.

While some of the concerns seem resonable – and I believe have been addressed – others seem to go to an extreme bordering on hysteria.

Let’s not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory:
Here’s my fear – if reasonable people sit back and don’t say anything, then a small group of people will shut down this project – not only destroying the 5,500 jobs this project would create, but also sending a strong message to anyone who would consider creating job opportunities in the region.

What we can do:

2. Click Here to sign the petition supporting the creation of thousands of jobs in the Newark area

3. Let your City Council member, County Council member, State Representative, and State Senator know that you support the creation of thousands of jobs in the Newark area (call, write, e-mail, meet for coffee, whatever method works best)

This conversation is just beginning:
I’m looking forward to speaking with key people on this issue – economists, environmentalists, residents, educators, and more – we need to have an open dialog and all of the facts to move forward.
As always, I welcome your input and ideas.

We can do this – together:
I’ve always believed in our community – I am confident that by coming together, we can create a truly great opportunity for our friends, neighbors, and our children and grandchildren.
We can do this!
Click Here to listen to Rick Jensen’s interview with Governor Jack Markell on WDEL about the potential creation of thousands of jobs in Newark
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