Record Number of Md. Apprentices Earn as They Learn

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Maryland has registered more than 12,000 apprentices for the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program, the most in state history. Participants are taking part in 182 active apprenticeship programs in partnership with more than 3,800 employers Apprentices are able to earn as they learn for a career in a skilled position in a variety of fields.…

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Maryland No. 1 State For Gender Equality

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Maryland is the top state for gender equality – that’s according to U-S News and World Report. The analysis cites Kindergarten through grade 12 education as a leading factor in achieving the nation’s top ranking and Maryland took the top spot in the education category. Maryland also scored in the top five states for the…

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Seaford Chosen for Chemical Company’s Expansion

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Seaford gets the Royale treatment. The Royale Group, a collection of specialty chemicals companies, plans to expand its Delaware presence by purchasing an underutilized building, the former BASF Polymer plant on Industrial Park Boulevard, now owned by Delmarva Central Railroad. The Delaware Prosperity Partnership assisted Royale with its relocation from New Jersey to a New…

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Del. EARNS Retirement Program Now Law – What’s Next?

Gov. Carney signed the Delaware EARNS Act Thursday (photo courtesy of Delaware State House Democratic Caucus)
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The Delaware EARNS Act is now law. Businesses with more than five employees that do not currently offer a retirement plan would be required to take part in the “Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Savings” program, through a payroll process. Governor John Carney signed the legislation, House Bill 205, Thursday. State Treasurer Colleen Davis…

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Del. Accepts Applications for Site Readiness Grants

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Delaware businesses or local governments that qualify are invited to apply for grants or loans from the Site Readiness Fund.Funding is available to support construction, renovation or improvement of commercial or industrial sites for new or established businesses. The fund was created through a bill that passed in the General Assembly (SB 127) last year…

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Food Bank of Del. Mobile Pantry Returns to Sussex Co. Monday

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The Food Bank of Delaware will host monthly mobile food pantries next week, starting Monday in Sussex County.Food will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Crossroad Community Church on State Forest Road between Georgetown and Bridgeville.Proof of Delaware residency will be required. Guests are asked to clear space in their vehicle so volunteers…

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Chicken Chat: Delmarva Chicken Association Releases 2021 Facts

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Chicken is a big deal on Delmarva.How big?According to the Delmarva Chicken Association 2021 fact sheet, the region’s chicken community produced 567-million chickens last year, generating 4.2-billion pounds of shelf- and table-ready chicken.Wholesale value of Delmarva chicken was also reported at a record $4.2-billion.Independent chicken growers experienced a slight decline in income from 2020 to…

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Del. Rebate Program Advances In General Assembly

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A program to make direct one-time payments to Delawareans of $300 is halfway through being approved by the General Assembly.The 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program (HB 360) was overwhelmingly approved in the House of Representatives Thursday. It was introduced just a few days earlier, with the goal of helping hundreds of thousands of people meet…

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8,100 Housing Units Coming Through Salisbury’s “Here is Home” Program

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Home construction is picking up in Salisbury through the city’s “Here is Home” housing program.According to Mayor Jake Day, the incentive-initiative will result in 8,100 new housing units over the next five years. The proposed construction represents a $1.4-billion expansion of Salisbury’s $800-million existing residential base.Single-family and multi-family homes, duplexes, townhouse apartments, condos, and assisted-…

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Md. Shoppers Of Energy-Efficient Appliances Get Sales Tax Break This Weekend

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Attention, shoppers: “Shop Maryland Energy Weekend” is coming up. The state’s 6% sales tax will be lifted for appliances purchased between Saturday and Presidents Day that have the Energy Star Label. Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot said it’s an opportunity to replace outdated appliances with something that’s more modern and energy-efficient, as well as an…

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Several Area Small Businesses Receive EDGE Grants

EDGE grant winners in the entrepreneurs category were recognized Thursday (photo courtesy of the Delaware Division of Small Business)
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15 small businesses are receiving EDGE grants through the Delaware Division of Small Business. The Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion program considers grants for businesses that are less than five years old and employ no more than ten people. Grants are considered and awarded in the STEM and non-STEM categories. “The EDGE Grant program is…

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Md. Introduces Supply Chain Resiliency Program

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Maryland is looking to address supply chain issues and the impact they have on businesses and citizens. Governor Larry Hogan said Tuesday that the Maryland Department of Commerce in coordination with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership will form the Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program. Manufacturers will have the opportunity to learn and share best practices…

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Del. Restaurants, Hotels Look To Fill Openings During Virtual Job Fair Tuesday

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The Delaware Restaurant Association goes virtual in an attempt to help establishments find the employees they’re looking for. The DRA is hosting its inaugural virtual Holiday Hiring Restaurant Job Expo. Restaurants, hotels and food service establishments will be able to connect with job seekers who are interested in career opportunities up and down the state.…

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