Delaware daily roundup: Ladybug Fest illuminates small biz; Hahnemann Hospital’s biotech future; intl. politics and a Middletown project

Plus, David Roselle passes away.

Inside DECO in downtown Wilmington. ( Quinn)

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Wilmington businesses light up for Ladybug Festival 2024

Yesterday was Delaware’s turn to meet with members of the Biden/Harris administration and discuss ways the federal government can impact communities on a local level through legislation such as the CHIPS and Science Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The visit was part of a meeting series, called “Communities in Action,” which began in September 2022 with the event “Building a Better Ohio.”

➡️ Read more about the visit in my report here.

Out of Philly: The former Hahnemann Hospital to become a biotech hub

“The former North Broad Street hospital’s collapse and closure just before the pandemic prompted outcry from local and national elected officials and protests from staff and the surrounding community,” writes’s Philly reporter Sarah Huffman. “Now part of the campus is now being revitalized as a hub for biotech research and development — and is even attracting new tenants from outside the region.”

➡️ Read more in Sarah’s report here.

News Incubator: What else to know today

•  Prelude Therapeutics is searching for a new chief financial officer [Delaware Business Times]

• Chinese firm WuXi AppTec plans to open a site in Middletown that would employ 450 people. Congress may block it [Town Square Delaware]

• David Roselle, former president of University of Delaware and Winterthur, has died at age 84 [DelawareOnline]

• Is TurboTax ripping people off? Sen. Warren thinks so [The Verge]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Tuesday, April 16 — Free Networking Mixer at the Stitch House Brewery [Details here]

• April 26-28 — 5th Annual NULYP Eastern Regional Conference #Beastcon [Details here]

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