Developers pitch big ideas in Little Creek

LITTLE CREEK — Little Creek’s mayor and two developers claim the small town’s long-vacant commercial property is about to “wake up” in a big way. To a large extent, the interest in the town’s commercial property is a product of the new DNREC-built pier just officially opened on Tuesday, says Mayor Glenn Gauvry. “The town […]

Dagsboro hoping to land Downtown Development District designation

  DAGSBORO — The town of Dagsboro for a second time is applying to the state in hopes of landing designation as a Downtown Development District community. Earlier this year, Gov. John Carney announced the expansion of the Downtown Development Districts Program, which is geared toward urban revitalization. Several large areas in Dagsboro’s town limits […]

‘Choose Central Delaware’ campaign unveiled

DOVER — What’s to like about Central Delaware? Plenty. Thanks to continuing collaboration between private and public entities, the future looks promising too. In the conclusion of a 45-minute presentation at host Chesapeake Utilities Thursday morning, a glossy 42-page economic profile was unveiled to tout the benefits of bringing companies to the area and advantages […]

Officials say infrastructure spending a boon for state

DOVER — The $816 million bond bill passed over the summer allocates the largest sum of money to capital projects in 13 years, part of a deliberate approach taken by Gov. John Carney both to improve the state’s infrastructure and to avoid growing the state budget to an unsustainable level. It’s a strategy that has […]

Letter to the Editor: Upgrades needed before more development

I am writing in response to the front page article titled “Master planning process” Delaware State News, Jan. 7. It is said in the article that with all the recent interchange improvements around Little Haven and Frederica they are eyeing economic development. Eric Buckson, who is chairing the group, is a good guy who is […]

Frederica, Little Heaven may be ripe for economic development

FREDERICA — The governor’s certification of Kent County’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan came with a caveat — a master plan must be drafted and adopted for a large portion of Little Heaven and South Frederica in the orbits of both the newly constructed Del. 1 interchanges in the area. State planners suspect that the interchanges raise […]

Millsboro hopes to soon reap retail dividends in Buxton investment

MILLSBORO — Millsboro governmental leaders are hoping the town soon reaps dividends in its substantial investment with a retail matchmaker. Town council in its current fiscal year budget allocated $50,000 for a one-year contractual partnership with Buxton, a Texas-based analytics/retail match-making firm, to help guide long-term retail recruitment and retention strategies in Millsboro. The partnership […]

Inaugural Ladybug Festival in Milford wins Southern Delaware Tourism’s 2018 best new event award

The Ladybug Music Festival – Milford, coordinated by Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) and Gable Music Ventures in Wilmington, received the Southern Delaware Tourism’s 2018 best new event award. The award was one of four presented at the organization’s Tourism Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 6. “We’re honored and humbled to be recognized for our work […]

Sussex County plants seeds for Economic Gardening initiative

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County government is planting seeds in an economic development initiative geared to help established businesses climb another rung on the ladder of success. By a 4-1 vote, Sussex County Council Dec. 4 agreed to move forward with Economic Gardening – an entrepreneurial approach which seeks to grow local economies from within. “It […]

New Business: Developers consider expanding McGinnis Green shopping center

DOVER — Nearly a year after the completion of the 22,000-square-foot McGinnis Green shopping center at the intersection of Jerome Drive and Del. 13 north of Dover, the building is almost fully rented. “We’ve just signed contracts with Domino’s Pizza, an Allstate office and Miracle-Ear (a hearing aid retailer),” said Charles Rodriguez of R&R Commercial […]