Delaware has a long history of bi-partisan commitment to economic development. To better capitalize on the knowledge, insights, and engagement of private sector leaders throughout Delaware, in 2017 the State created a public-private partnership--the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP)--to enhance the state’s ability to attract, grow and retain companies; to build a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem; and to support private employers in identifying, recruiting and developing talent.
Governor John Carney serves as the co-chair of DPP's board of directors, and four state legislators from both parties serve on the board. Beyond DPP, elected officials across the state continuously work toward strengthening our economy. Thanks to Delaware’s small size and tight-knit community, direct access and meetings with Delaware’s public leaders—including the Governor and federal delegation—is commonplace. Delaware is described as small, but mighty, because here, CEOs, elected officials, small business owners, and ordinary citizens can all get together in one room and compromise to advance the well-being of the state.