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Delaware Manufacturing Job Growth Opportunity
By Charlie Copeland, Co-Director
Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending
June 30, 2021
Delaware has suffered a 31% decline in high-paying manufacturing jobs over the last 18 years. With federal funds from Covid stimulus legislation and tweaks to the State's site and business permitting process, Delaware could position itself for decades of manufacturing job growth.
The Situation today
Delaware, its counties, and several municipalities are set to receive an en
Delaware Population Numbers Promises Low Economic Growth by Dr. John Stapleford Co-Director, Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending June 24, 2021 Growth in population drives economic growth. A growing population increases demand for goods and services, and a growing working-age population means increased production. How is population growth doing in Delaware? ...[read more]
Remembering Foster Friess: CRI's friend & benefactor June 4, 2021 "In 2018, Foster launched Foster's Outriders with the mission to promote principles of free enterprise, limited constitutional government, fiscal responsibility, and traditional American values. Working with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, the foundation strives to unite Americans from all backgrounds around issues we can all agree on." These Outrider principles are totally aligned with those of Caesar Rodney Institute. Not surprisingly, Foster, formerly a Delawarean, has been a consistent, major supporter of CRI, a non-partis...[read more]
The Blockchain and Digital Assets- Critical to Delaware by Charlie Copeland Co-Director Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending May 19, 2021 DELAWARE IS SITTING ON A POT OF GOLD! In Q1 2021, according to the Wall Street Journal, $2 billion of "digital asset" transactions happened on the Ethereum network, up from only $94 million the previous quarter. These "digital asset" transactions were smart contracts - the sale and use of tokenized information using "blockchain technology." It is disruptive. It is growing very fast. It chan...[read more]
Offshore wind too ugly for the Hamptons but OK for other beach resorts? By David T. Stevenson Director Center for Energy & Environmental Policy May 4, 2021 (Photo source: Vanity Fair and CRI's creative) Officials in New York and the Federal Government determined that the proposed offshore wind turbine lease area off the Hamptons is too close and ruins the serene ocean viewshed. They also noted it is a threat to navigation, fishing, and endangered marine mammals. The Fairway lease areas sit as close as 12 miles off the Long Island coast near the Hamptons. In official comments to ...[read more]