Markell and State Rewarded by Chamber of Commerce Report

June 21, 2011

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In a bipartisan summit, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell  discussed Delaware’s efforts to create jobs, as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its second Enterprising States study showing Delaware #1 in “economic output per job.”

In addition to its number- one ranking, Delaware ranked in the top ten in nine categories, including  No. 5  in “high-tech share of all business” and “high-speed broadband intensity,” sixth in “median family income” and “export intensity growth,” seventh in “export growth” and “STEM (science and math)  job concentration,” eighth in “business tax climate,” and tenth in “higher-ed degree output.”

“I wake up every day asking myself what more we can do to create jobs in Delaware,” said Markell. “When I ask what government can do to help, business leaders say they want quality schools, quality infrastructure, and a quality workforce. We will keep looking for ways to work together to facilitate the success of our small, medium and large businesses. We’re working to grow the businesses we have and continually attract new ones. Government can and should help spur economic activity.”

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