Ponder the past, present and future of economic development - Technical.ly Delaware


May 17, 2018 9:12 am

Ponder the past, present and future of economic development

The Wilmington History Society is hosting an event tonight that will explore the role of local government in supporting economic growth.

Wilmington's Market Street.

(Photo by Flickr user Houston Ruck, used under a Creative Commons license)

When major corporations leave the city, what responsibility does the city’s government have in fostering economic development?

It’s a question that has been very real for Wilmington over the years, from the banking exodus to the DowDuPont merger, and it’s one that the Wilmington History Society is going to tackle with a discussion on May 17 from 6–8 p.m. at Chelsea Tavern Basement Bar.

“The Evolving Role of City Government in Promoting Economic Development” will include a talk by Delaware historian and Downtown Visions board member Kevin McGonegal, who will examine how the city’s economy has changed over the years, and how city government is trying to adapt.

The talk, which kicks off after a 30-minute happy hour, will be followed by an open group discussion.

This is a free event. RSVP to Ben Rapkin at ben.rapkin@gmail.com.

Already a member? Sign in here


Homeownership program aims to keep college grads in Delaware

Capital One unveils coworking-esque downtown offices

Take a stroll down memory lane (on the Wilmington Riverfront)



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

#ItsTimeWilmDE campaign spotlights a diverse style of urban revitalization

Wilmington Renaissance Corp. seeks managing director

What’s the deal with Delaware’s new Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act?



Learn to lead digital transformation at Phorum 2019

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Delaware

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