Op-Ed: Private-sector involvement needed for economic development

In the United States, economic development programs at the state level generally fall into three categories: purely public-sector agencies, public-sector agencies with a separate public-private marketing and recruitment arm, and public-private economic development partnerships. Delaware currently uses the first approach — with all economic development efforts solely under the state Department of Economic Development Office (DEDO). The Business Roundtable believes Gov.-elect John Carney and the new General Assembly must fundamentally change Delaware’s approach to economic development by establishing a public-private organization that crafts a new comprehensive strategic plan backed by a marke

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