First State Updates

CARES Act $300,000 grant awarded to UCEDIT

The federal CARES Act Recovery Assistant Program has awarded Delaware State University College of Business’ University Center for Economic Development and International Trade (UCEDIT) a $300,000 grant to help small businesses increase their e-commerce functionality. Dr. Michael Casson, dean of the College of Business, said that the grant will enable UCEDIT as well as its […]

WBOC interview – DuPont Layoffs

DuPont Cuts Likely to Have Ripple Effect Across Del. DOVER, Del. (WBOC) – Job loss at DuPont is a big loss for Delaware. Experts say the effect of cuts at the company will ripple through the state’s economy.DuPont is a company that over the past two centuries has become synonymous with Delaware. It announced layoffs […]

Place-Making Economic Development Strategies & Real Estate Innovation Symposium at the University of Illinois

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS October 23rd | 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM iHotel Conference Center Champaign, IL 61820 7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast 8:00 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks Dr. Jeffrey R. Brown, Dean, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Laura Frerichs, Director, Research Park & Economic Development, University of Illinois Jim Schultz, Director, […]

Perspectives on Expansion of delaware ports

sponsored by League of Women Voters When: Wed., November 11, 2015 Where: ILA Hall, Wm. Ashe, President, Local 1694 200 S. Claymont St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (katty corner from Elbert Palmer Elementary School) What’s the impact of expanding Delaware’s ports on jobs, environment, government? Come to this panel to hear from a diverse range of […]

Forum on “Keys to Delaware’s Economic Future”

Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Young Professionals When: Tuesday, October 27th, at 6pm Where: Dover public Library (35 Loockerman Plaze Dover, DE 19901)

Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Young Professionals

Please join the Wilmington Metropolitan Urban League Young Professionals (MWULYP) for Building our Communities: A Financial Literacy Conference that is free and open to the public. Where: Delaware Technical Community College (Del Tech) in Wilmington, DE When: Saturday, October 17th, 2015 Time: 10am-4pm The conference will promote financial literacy and practices in ways that are […]

Dr. Mike Casson speaks to MEDA about revolutionizing economic development through the EDLI

Dr. Mike Casson speaks to the Maryland Economic Development Association about revolutionizing economic development thru the Economic Development Leadership Institute (EDLI) 2015 MEDA Annual Conference Agenda   (click to view PDF) Link to event:

Economic Development & Leadership Institute receives National recognition by U.S. Economic Development Administration

Spotlight: The Economic Development Leadership Institute EDA February 2015 Newsletter Guest Column by Michael Casson Director, University Center for Economic Development and International Trade (UCEDIT) Associate Professor of Economics Delaware State University Leadership Fellows with SBA Administrator from left: Maurice Harris III; Zachary Corrothers; Maria Contreras Sweet, SBA Administrator; Audrey Scott-Hinson, DSU Administrator; Dr. Michael […]

The 2015 Economic Forecast Breakfast

The 2015 E₵onomic Foreca$t Breakfast No Crystal Ball – Just Facts, Statistics, and Expertise . . . Come See What the New Year Holds for You and Your Business! Your Forecasters… Timothy Horsburgh, Markets Analyst at Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. Mr. Horsburgh develops and communicates the firm’s economic outlooks and insights for the financial advisor and […]

MET Bus: Week 2

For Week two of the Small Business Website Initiative, we covered the following with Unika Custom Creations, Middletown Seafood and Candy Connections: Quick review of Website proposal Show Biz owners their CPanel acct Install WordPress on their site Search for Themes for their WordPress site Keep checking out the business owners Website above to view […]