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Delaware Public Media's coverage of the business-related stories.

David Carter

Ten young businesses are receiving state funds to improve their chances of long-term success. 

 


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Delaware’s Department of Agriculture (DDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are starting a new joint effort to support cleaner water and sustainable farms.

 

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Gas prices are up in Delaware according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

 

The agency blames the increase on holiday travel and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. 

Tom Byrne/Delaware Public Media

The state’s Agriculture Department is holding a Recall Ready Workshop later this month to prepare producers and food distributors for efficient product recalls.

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Delaware is among nine states nationwide expected to experience a shrinking economy within the next six months, according to forecasts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A federal credit union has agreed to establish a presence in the Southbridge neighborhood of Wilmington and the neighboring Route 9 Corridor— as a result of a grassroots effort to bring financial services to the area that is underserved by banks. 

 

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt reports on efforts to keep banking deserts from emerging in the First State.


 

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Back in 2016, the USDA funded a three-year study on how advertising affects the sales of Christmas trees in Delaware.

But over the course of study the group of growers participating dropped from 30 to 12.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino speaks with Rosanne Conlon of Turning Point Farms in Hartly about what, if anything, was learned from the study and why the number of Christmas Tree Growers in Delaware is shrinking.   


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Unemployment continues to slowly rise in Delaware. 

It’s up another tenth of a percent for the month of November -hitting 3.8%.

 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Union organizers say the more than 800 cleaners represented by 32BJ SEIU in Delaware clean the offices of billion-dollar bank and credit card companies in Wilmington and New Castle County — but struggle to pay their own bills.

 


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A new report says it can take up to four times as long for a new business to get its start in Delaware than it does in neighboring states.


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