From yesterday’s News Journal (The article can be found here):
Delaware has been able to bounce back from economic setbacks using persistence and a personal approach, the state’s economic development director told regional business leaders on Wednesday.
Today, the Department of Labor released Delaware’s employment report. So let’s see how DEDO is defining “bouncing back”:
I don’t know about you, but I don’t consider a 13.5% of Delaware’s citizens unemployed “bouncing back”.
I know that the Economic Development Director is out promoting the State that is his job, and I think that he’s doing all that he can. But most business owners really aren’t fooled by government slogans. They are more interested in overall business climate. Given Wilmington’s $3+ million budget deficit, New Castle County government’s $12+ million operating deficit, Delaware’s looming $125+ million shortfall, and progressive-controlled legislature & executive branch, the overall business climate in Delaware is not going to get better anytime soon.