Click the link above for notes from last week's Georgetown Chamber of Commerce economic development committee meeting.
The local chamber of commerce’s economic development committee heard reports from all sectors of Georgetown’s economy at its Sept. 3 meeting.
Among the highlights:
• Chamber executive director Karen Duffield announced that the Sussex County Today & Tomorrow Conference, held annually at Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus, will take place on Oct. 29. Duffield said it was also the date that Sussex County officials will present their work on re-forming the county’s economic development office.
Additionally, on the evening of Oct. 29, Del Tech will host their annual College Night, where Owens Campus officials will host local high school students and offer information on secondary education options.
• Ernie Felici, a developer with the Creative Resource Group, is in the process of discussing water and sewer possibilities for a potential medical service center with Georgetown officials, who had also asked that Felici undertake a feasibility study to determine the need for the private medical “surgi-center” that has been proposed.
The center, which would be located near U.S. 113 and Wilson Road, “would be more specialty-oriented than general practice,” Felici said.
• On the education front, Del Tech Dean of Student Services Terry Johnson announced that more than 200 new students had begun the semester at the Owens Campus; Sussex Technical High School Superintendent Patrick Savini announced that Tech was posting a record enrollment for the new school year.
• Two new radio stations are set to begin broadcasting in the area: one is solely Internet-based, Delawaretalkradio.com, run by former Sussex GOP chair Dave Burris, along with Randy Nelson and Maria Evans. The station, which will primarily broadcast during business hours and afternoon drive-time, focuses wholly on Delaware news and politics.
The second, WKNZ 88.7 FM, will be a Christian station. Plans are for a tower to be located in Harrington, with the main offices near Eagles Nest Campground in Milton.