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Delaware's Strategies for State Policies and Spending

First State Insights

This interview was recorded on April 27, 2020. This interview was recorded on April 27, 2020. For the most up-to-date information on the Delaware Strategies for State Policies and Spending please visit strategies.stateplanning.delaware.gov.

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Real-time virtual employment services in Yolo County, CA

Google Public Sector

But when the pandemic hit in 2020, offices closed, leaving the county struggling to provide real-time employment services that were increasingly essential. Program Coordinator Yolo County’s virtual agent utilizes Google Cloud’s Dialogflow , a natural language processing platform that provides a conversational experience to users.

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Launching the Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce

First State Insights

Established in 2020, the Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce supports small businesses by helping them connect with larger companies and one another; providing business development training and education; and raising awareness about Delaware’s Black business community.

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Three ideas about presentation of African American History in the context of Black History Month | reprint with an addition about the US Civil Rights Trail (versus the Dixieland Trail)

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

Doors Open" events were pioneered in Europe , and are when a community's culture organizations band together to provide a coordinated schedule of events, usually over a weekend, where people get free access to various cultural sites and events, many of which are not normally open to the public.

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Targeting Distribution + Logistics for Economic Development in Central Delaware

First State Insights

Topics covered in this November 4, 2020 interview include lessons learned from marketing Kent County in the freight and logistics space, recent successes in attracting small- to medium-sized manufacturers to Central Delaware, and the role of transportation infrastructure and planning for Kent County’s economic development efforts.

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Five Principles for a New 421-a Property Tax Exemption

The Stoop (NYU Furman Center)

Between 2010 and 2020, 68 percent of new multifamily buildings used various forms of a 421-a exemption , accounting for 116,000 of the 171,000 housing units completed in multifamily buildings that decade. A significant portion of New York City’s newly built housing has relied upon a 421-a exemption.

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Reporting on Logistics Trends with Paul Page

First State Insights

Topics covered in this November 20, 2020 interview include the increased economic importance of logistics and supply chain management, the evolving physical and digital infrastructure demands of the sector, and thoughts on what's in store for the logistics sector over the next few months and years.

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