Stem Delaware Center for Life Science Education and Training

$3 million pilot program to find, train people for STEM jobs

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A new 3-year pilot program bolstered by federal and state money will recruit and train Delawareans in STEM skills needed for basic laboratory and advanced biomanufacturing jobs. The move is part of a state focus on training a workforce for the future, partly to attract and keep the kind of STEM-related businesses expected to grow and provide more jobs in …

WuXi Congress

Could Congress hinder future Middletown pharma campus?

Jacob OwensBusiness, Headlines

The Congressional committee that pushed for a ban or sale of the social media platform TikTok is now scrutinizing a Chinese pharmaceutical company that happens to be developing a major taxpayer-supported manufacturing campus in Middletown. In January, the committee’s leadership introduced legislation that would prohibit the company called WuXi AppTec – as well as certain other Chinese-owned firms – from receiving federal …

Food Bank

Delaware Food Bank opens new Milford facility

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines

The Food Bank of Delaware new 71,000-square-foot Milford Branch was officially opened with a ribbon cutting by the employee who had worked there the longest. Delaware dignitaries looked on as Frank Coverdale cut the ribbon as dignitaries watched during a brisk Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The ceremony capped a nearly three-year project to build a new facility to enhance …

Tom Carper has announced his retirement.

Carper says he’ll retire at the end of his term

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Tom Carper, a U.S. senator representing Delaware since 2001, announced Monday that he’s retiring when his term ends next year. Carper, 76, at a news conference on the Wilmington Riverfront, signaled his support for Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, the state’s first Black member of Congress, as his successor, The Washington Post reported. “The odds-on favorite to replace the longtime Delaware …