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Date: February 16, 2017
Sen. Pettyjohn Named to Economic Development Working Group 
    
News from State Senator
 
Brian Pettyjohn
Serving the 19th Senatorial District
  February 15, 2017
Join Senator Pettyjohn for Coffee This Saturday
Senator Pettyjohn named to Economic Development Working Group
Senator Pettyjohn (far right) at the signing of Executive Order 1, creating the working group.
 
 On Feb. 9, Governor John Carney named Senator Brian Pettyjohn as one of the members of the Economic Development Working Group who will develop recommendations for implementing a public-private partnership at the Delaware Economic Development Office.
 
The working group will explore how state government can work with the private sector to improve economic development efforts in Delaware, including ways to attract new, growing companies to the state, build a stronger entrepreneurial community, and support innovation.
 
"Public private partnerships have been used in the past in many areas with great success.  I think it's good that we are using this vehicle to bolster economic development in Delaware for the benefit of all Delawareans," said Senator Pettyjohn.
 
"Over the next several weeks, the working group will explore how we can best position Delaware to be at the top of the list for businesses looking to start-up, grow or relocate," said Governor Carney. "We will work with private industry to help grow our economy so that Delaware can compete for good-paying jobs."
 
The working group will begin its work in February and report back to Governor Carney by April 7, 2017.
Service Academy Information Night
 
U.S. Senator Tom Carper will host an information session for students, parents, teachers and counselors who are interested in attending a Service Academy after high school on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 6 - 8 pm at Delaware Technical Community College's Dover Campus.
 
On hand will be representatives from the Congressional Delegation offices, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, Delaware National Guard, U.S. Navy, Air Force and Army R.O.T.C. Programs and other organizations.
Sunset Committee to Meet Feb. 22
 
The Sunset Law in Delaware, Chapter 102 of Title 29, enacted in 1979, provides for the periodic legislative review of the State's boards, commissions, councils, and other agencies. This enables the Joint Sunset Committee to determine if the public interest is best served by the continuation, modification, or repeal of an agency's governing statute.
 
On Feb. 22, the Oversight and Sunset Committee will review the Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC). 
 
DIAC provides analytic and intelligence services to law enforcement partners, public safety and government partners as well as private sector partners throughout the state and region. DIAC also works with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency in our state's prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation to natural, biological and technological hazards.