Dems' Work Pays Off
Democrats celebrated their success at the symbolic groundbreaking of the Bloom Energy facility. Governor Markell was in attendance at the groundbreaking and was praised for the work he did to ensure that Bloom selected the former Chrysler plant in Newark as the site of their facility. Governor Markell was the driving force behind Bloom’s decision to build in Delaware as part of his commitment to create jobs for Delawareans. He courted the company aggressively and made Delaware the most attractive building site. Additionally, democrats in the state legislature cleared the red tape in order to make Bloom a reality. The new facility is part of the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) campus, which is expected to bring hundreds of modern, sustainable jobs to Delaware. Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper, Congressman John Carney, as well as many state and local politicians were also in attendance at the groundbreaking and were credited for their support in the development of the new plant. At a time when manufacturing jobs are on a steep decline, Delaware Democrats are working hard to revitalize Delaware’s manufacturing sector and to put Delawareans back to work.