Delaware Jobs: Energy to Keep Moving Newark - In his weekly message, Governor Markell talks about some events of the past week that focused on his and the state's energy to keep moving on the jobs front and show progress that Delaware is moving forward to grow new businesses and improve businesses that are already here.
"This time, it is about workers at the Indian River Power Plant in Dagsboro and a project by NRG energy that will power both the economy and the environment - - a 400-million-dollar investment in a massive emissions control system that's a win-win for the community and for the state," said Governor Jack Markell. "The plant improvement project is creating hundreds of construction jobs while at the same time improving air quality for the long term."
This project involved people working together: NRG working closely with the State Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Economic Development Office – with everyone interested in cleaner energy, clean air and reliable power. The result will be a 70-percent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions and a 90-percent reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions. This better protects the environment; helps drive economic development and improves quality of life.
After the announcement, the Governor spent time meeting with other new businesses in the Seaford area including La Red Health Center, Belle Ayre Homes and Sweet Serenity Chocolates. Those businesses started up within the last several months. Some owners are native Delawareans building their businesses and realizing their dreams in their own hometowns. Others moved to Delaware from other parts of the country after researching great places to live and work.
"We're glad all of them are investing in Delaware's future," said Governor Markell. "Whether you're a company the size of NRG putting hundreds to work or one of those small businesses in Seaford who hire one or two at a time… for each of those workers' families - that job is a lifeline of opportunity and the promise of some new possibility."
Source: Deleware Governor's Office
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