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Push Delaware to the Economic Tipping Point

I am returning from a trip to the Carolinas and I am worried.  I saw first hand the value of focus, strategy and investment by the state of North Carolina.  I had the privilege to speak with an expert...

Driving Delaware: The Fuss About Fisker

Unless you have been asleep for the last couple of years, you have probably heard that a California-based company called Fisker Automotive has purchased the old General Motors plant south of Wilmington and plans to start rolling out plug-in...

The Bloom Box Comes To Delaware

  Bloom Boxes at the California Institute of Technology. Bloom Energy, which makes high tech fuel cells, announced that it is setting up a manufacturing facility on the old Chrysler site in Newark. The company will eventually employ 900...

Our competition is overwhelmingly superior…Ugh!

I have bad news. There are new competitors to our small business in town. They are well capitalized, have ten times the marketing budgets we have and our clients love them. Who are they? Google, Southwest Airlines, Wal-Mart and...

Driving Delaware

Hybrid.  All Electric.  Hydrogen.  Biofuels.  Ethanol.  Gasohol.  Diesel.  All electric with range extending gasoline engine.  Lithium ion battery.  Nickel metal hydride battery.  Gesundheit. The dizzying flurry of changes to the energy source your daily ride uses to derive the power...

How to Turn Shopping (or whatever you love) Into a Career

I SWORE I would never say it: but the world has changed so much since I was a kid. Sure, I grew up in a not-so-distant time when you were no one unless you had a sassy AOL instant messenger...

The Friction Between Capital And Ideas

The dictionary says friction is ‘a force resisting the motion of surfaces in contact’, but I think there is another type of friction – the friction between capital and great ideas.  I think this latter kind of friction is key to...

TSD Q&A: The Seiler Brothers of Maine Root

Brothers Mark and Matt Seiler spent their childhood in Wilmington, and after moving away in high school returned every summer to Rehoboth Beach where much of their family still lives. Today they own and run Maine Root Inc., an award-winning/fast...

Dogfish Head Brewery Tour

So I have a confession to make. Despite being a long-time Sussex Countian, living around the corner from the brewery and having been inside the brewery at least a dozen times, I had never been on the official Dogfish...

UD: Why Not A Medical School?

The University of Delaware’s December 2010 announcement that it was exploring the launch of a new law school struck some as a bit of a head scratcher.  Now, President Pat Harker has recommended the Board “terminate further active consideration...
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Latest News

COVID-19 stats continue decline as vaccinations rise

344,780 Delawareans, or 44.4% of the eligible population, are fully vaccinated as of Friday a.m.

12-year-old spots fire at neighbor’s house in Bear

With the help of his father, “cool and collected’ Bear resident Sam Witman extinguishes the fire.

Carney: Mask mandate ending May 21

Gov.  John Carney on Friday announced that – effective May 21 – the State of Delaware will lift its requirement that Delawareans and visitors...
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