Notices & Meeting Minutes

3/31/2017

Agenda

The Delaware Economic Development Working Group

Location:

Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology, 9 Innovation Way, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19711

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

I. Call to Order

II. Review minutes of March 6, 2017 meeting

III. Discussion and consideration of the Working Group Report to the Governor that includes at least the following:

  • Review the draft framework of a proposed Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) with comments from the Working Group.
  • Policy recommendations regarding the use of a PPP to foster economic development in Delaware, particularly in the area of strengthening the environment for entrepreneurs.
  • The features essential to the success of any recommended PPP, including but not limited to a proposed governance structure, any necessary legislation and an estimate of necessary appropriations from the General Assembly.
  • A proposed process and timeline for implementing any policy recommendation and finalizing the Working Group Report.

 IV. Discussion, consideration and determination of any further actions necessary to implement the Executive Order

V. Public comment

VI. Adjournment

3/27/2017

Agenda

Council on Development Finance

Location:

Buena Vista, 661 South DuPont Highway in New Castle, Delaware 19720

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

  • Delaware Innovation Space, Inc.
  • Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.
  • Fair Square Financial, LLC
  • St. Andrew’s School of Delaware, Inc.,
  • First State Community Loan Fund
  • Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Executive Session
  • All Other Matters That May Come Before The Council

3/9/2017

Agenda Minutes

Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund

Location:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 820 North French Street, Tenth Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Contact:

Diane Laird at Diane.Laird@state.de.us or by calling 302-577-8477

Description/Agenda:

The agenda for the meeting, which is subject to change, is as follows:

  • Call to Order
  • Review minutes of February 9, 2017 meeting
  • Review NBBF applications:
  1. (WPKA-12-16-Walls) Wilmington Peacekeepers Association:   The proposed “Bridging the Gap with Community Involvement” project is a community festival to connect recipients with at least fifteen faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and service organizations in a safe, relaxed atmosphere.  The proposed location of the project at LJ’s Playpen Academy at 2601 Carter Street, Wilmington, is within a designated Downtown Development District (DDD). Amount of request $4,798
  2. (LACC-12-16-Rincon) Latin American Community Center:  Targeting juvenile crime prevention with anticipated impact upon a high crime area by providing healthy activities (soccer) free of charge to 20 co-ed at-risk youth, ages 12-16, in the Hilltop area of Wilmington.  Amount of request $5,000
  3. (SNDPCI-12-16-Patterson) Second District Neighborhood Planning Council Inc. (2DNPC):  Remediation of gas station structure and replacement with a community youth garden designed with CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles at 511 Concord Avenue in Wilmington. Targeting crime reduction, juvenile crime prevention, neighborhood revitalization, and blight reduction. Amount of request $7,000
  4. (PWICI-12-16-Butler) Parents With Incarcerated Children:   The “Teach One, Reach Many” project, in partnership with the Achievement Center, seeks to provide services to assist inmates (within Wilmington Downtown Development District area) after release with transition back into community. Amount of request $8,000
  5. (MOCI-12-16-Lynch) Ministry of Caring, Wilmington, DE:  Teach senior citizens how to protect themselves from dangerous crimes.  Will work with Wilmington Police Department and develop and implement a workshop to address personal safety in high crime neighborhoods.   Amount of request $9,000
  6. (PMA-12-16-Karani) Pemberley Maintenance Association:  The Pemberley Crime Prevention and Alleviation Program seeks to mount surveillance cameras for use by the Pemberley Development (Newark, DE) community and the New Castle County Police Department to address drug hotspots.  Amount of request $9,644
  7. (DDP-12-16-Cote) Downtown Dover Partnership:  The purpose of the proposed Downtown Community Garden Project is to supply local community farmers market with fresh fruits and vegetables and provide the community with access to affordable nutritious food options. The market accepts SNAP and WIC.  Amount of request $10,000
  8. (UBP-12-16-Wilburn) Urban Bike Project:  Seeking to stimulate economic activity and reduce crime by providing free bicycles to adults in need of transportation in/near 1500 N. Walnut Street, Wilmington.  Targeted recipients: low income, homeless, and formerly-incarcerated persons who lack access to reliable transportation.  Amount of request $10,000
  9. (NCC-12-16-Casey) New Castle County: Communities of Edgemoor Gardens and Sparrow Run have been identified by New Castle County as needing a strategic redevelopment plan on housing and related investments to develop strategies to stabilize the neighborhoods and to promote stability.  Amount of request $25,000
  10. (NF-12-16-Crawl-Bey) Inter-Neighborhood Foundation: Seek creation and development of an implementation plan for the Northeast Wilmington Blueprint Community Revitalization Plan. Amount of request $25,000
  11. (TOL-12-16-Smith) Town of Laurel: Seeking to reduce blight, long term vacancy, and deterioration of the historic district, while improving public safety through targeted ordinances, by implementation of the Downtown Development District (DDD) plan.  Laurel was designated a DDD in August 2016. Amount of request $32,550
  12. (CNC-12-16-Barthel) City of New Castle City:   Seeking to amend the current Downtown Development District (DDD) plan and strengthen the application for future submission to the State of Delaware for designation as a DDD. Amount of request $38,500
  13. (ERCI-12-16-Popo) Edgemoor Revitalization Cooperative, Inc.:  Seeking development of a community plan for Edgemoor Gardens to mitigate crime and blight.  Amount of request $40,000
  14. (DC-12-16-Cathcart) City of Delaware City:  The City seeks funds to prepare a Downtown Development District (DDD) plan and application in consideration of future submission to the State of Delaware for designation as a DDD.  Amount of request $46,500
  15. (TOM-12-16-Hudson) Town of Millsboro.  The Town is seeking funds to complete a Downtown Development District (DDD) Plan with the intention of submitting the DDD Plan as part of the application for DDD designation.  Amount of request $48,000
  16. (TOB-12-16-Prettyman) Town of Blades:  The Town seeks to update its 2008 Comprehensive Plan in accordance Delaware code which requires a municipality to update their plan at least every ten years.  Amount of request $49,500
  17. (TOS-12-16-Long) Town of Selbyville:  The Town is seeking to update its Comprehensive Plan, due in 2017, and to identify areas of improvement and provide direction to implement a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  Amount of request $49,920
  18. (TOS-12-16-Abbott) Town of Smyrna:  The Town seeks a comprehensive plan update to allow the Town to formalize goals, strategies, and have an implementation plan in place for the downtown that will further the work that has been ongoing. Amount of request $49,935
  19. (TOG-12-16-Dvornick) Town of Georgetown:  The Town seeks to implement actions as a result of achieving Downtown Development District (DDD) designation in August 2016.  Specifically, within the first year of designation: carry out a marketing and promotion campaign, investigate financial incentives, and promote/advertise the use of grant and loans programs available within the DDD.  Plan Amount of request $49,994
  20. (COH-12-16-Tieman) City of Harrington:  Enable the City of Harrington and its Downtown Task Force to aggressively implement the City’s Downtown Development District (DDD) Plan and work with stakeholders on priority redevelopment projects.    The City of Harrington was designated as a DDD in August 2016. Amount of request $49,994
  21. (TOM-12-16-Krenzer) Town of Middletown:  The Town is seeking funds to prepare a Downtown Development District Plan with the intention of submitting the DDD Plan as part of the application for DDD designation. Amount of request $49,995
  22. (UDOSP-12-16-Peuquet) University of Delaware Office of Sponsored Programs:  Seeks Blueprint Communities implementation support in the three communities of Northeast and Washington Heights (Wilmington) and Rt. 9 Corridor.  Amount of request $50,000

 

 

3/6/2017

Agenda

The Delaware Economic Development Working Group

Location:

Delaware Technical and Community College Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904 in the Corporate Training Center, Room Number 400B

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

Download - The Redesigning State Economic Paper

Download - The 2016-07-14 Delaware Growth Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Review minutes of February 24, 2017 meeting
  3. Discussion and consideration of the Working Group Report to the Governor that includes at least the following:
    1. Public-Private Partnership Presentation from Mike Downing, Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
    2. Policy recommendations regarding the use of a PPP to foster economic development in Delaware, particularly in the area of strengthening the environment for entrepreneurs;
    3. The features essential to the success of any recommended PPP, including but not limited to a proposed governance structure and an estimate of necessary appropriations from the General Assembly;
    4. A proposed process and timeline for implementing any policy recommendation
  4. Discussion, consideration and determination of any further actions necessary to implement the Executive Order
  5. Public comment
  6. Adjournment

 

 

2/27/2017

Agenda

Council on Development Finance

Location:

Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus in Dover, Delaware 19904

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

  • RLDP Holding, LP
  • Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Inc.
  • M Cubed Technologies, Inc.
  • Executive Session
  • All Other Matters That May Come Before The Council

2/24/2017

Agenda Minutes

The Delaware Economic Development Working Group

Location:

300 North Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

Download the Working Group Documents

Download the Working Group PowerPoint Presentation

 

I. Discussion and consideration of topics listed in the Executive Order:

a.       All duties and responsibilities of DEDO mandated by the Delaware Code and other applicable Delaware law;
b.      All additional duties and responsibilities currently being undertaken by DEDO;
c.       Current DEDO staffing and funding levels;
d.      The extent to which other states in the United States have used Public-Private Partnerships (“PPPs”) as a tool to promote innovation and build an entrepreneurial community, the significant features of those partnerships and the degree to which they have achieved measurable results; and
e.       The conditions necessary to making effective use of a PPP to foster economic development in Delaware.

 II. Discussion and consideration of the Working Group Report to the Governor that includes at least the following:

a.       Policy recommendations regarding the use of a PPP to foster economic development in Delaware, particularly in the area of strengthening the environment for entrepreneurs;
b.      The features essential to the success of any recommended PPP, including but not limited to a proposed governance structure and an estimate of necessary appropriations from the General Assembly;
c.       A proposed process and timeline for implementing any policy recommendation; and
d.      A draft of any necessary implementing legislation.

III. Discussion, consideration and determination of the scheduling of future meetings, the Report to the Governor and draft legislation.

IV. Discussion, consideration and determination of any further actions necessary to implement the Executive Order

V.  Public comment

VI. Adjournment

2/9/2017

Agenda

Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund

Location:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 820 North French Street, Tenth Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Contact:

Diane Laird at Diane.Laird@state.de.us or by calling 302-577-8477

Description/Agenda:

  • Call to Order
  • Introduce new member to the NBBF Board
  • Review minutes of October 13, 2016 meeting
  • Discussion and decision on the grant application review and award process, including proposed timeline and extent of funding available
  •  Other Business

 

If the State of Delaware offices are closed on February 9, 2017, this meeting will be rescheduled.