It's official: DuPont is no longer synonymous with Delaware - Delaware


Sep. 1, 2017 7:21 am

It’s official: DuPont is no longer synonymous with Delaware

Time to forge a new identity.

Hotel du Pont.

(Photo by Flickr user david son, used under a Creative Commons license)

Today is the first day of the rest of DowDuPont’s life. The merger was finalized yesterday, Aug. 31, without much fanfare. Fanfare wasn’t necessary. Delaware has already felt the effects of the state’s most quintessential company changing things up. Jobs have moved around, and sometimes disappeared. Buildings emptied. The DuPont Theatre rebranded, returning to its old name, The Playhouse, and merged with The Grand. The Hotel DuPont, sold. The DuPont Country Club, on the market.

Sure, DowDupont will still have a presence in Wilmington. But let’s face it, DuPont as we knew it is gone.

For anyone who grew up in Delaware or has lived here for a long time, all of this has been surreal. Delaware without DuPont? It’s like New York City without the Statue of Liberty.

And yet, here we are, and it feels less complacent than before. It’s time to make our own identity, independent of DuPont. We’ll still have the schools and the absurd number of streets named DuPont (I live on one myself). We still have Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. We still have the Hagley Museum, still have the history, for what it’s worth.

Now let’s move forward and figure out who we really are.

Companies: DuPont
Already a member? Sign in here


Firefly is selling a break from reality

Christiana Care is one of Computerworld’s ‘Best Places to Work in IT’

This Delaware-born app uses tech to spread kindness to strangers



Hear from the privacy pros at Security by the Schuylkill

Malvern, PA


Senior Front End Engineer – CX Journey Lab

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Senior Software Engineer (Java + Apache Spark)

Apply Now

Delaware Department of Labor just launched a new career services pilot program

Delaware’s fintech boom is already here

WHS to screen Wilmington’s ‘lost’ footage



Learn to lead digital transformation at Phorum 2019

Sign-up for daily news updates from Delaware

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!