New unemployment Numbers for local Areas Released–Dover continues 4 month trend to prosperity: Councilman Anderson Celebrates City’s Success
The Delaware State News saw signs of change just a couple months after the passage of Anderson’s Making Dover Prosper Initiative. 2 months later, the results are even more impressive. Unemployment in Dover has dropped from 6.0 to 4.3%. The state went from 4.7 to 4.6% in the same time frame. Dover was far above the national rate, now it is at the national rate. Something good is happening and it is not by happenstance. Commonsense conservative polices work. “This is why it is so important to focus on what matters, said 4th District Dover Councilman David Anderson. “When we free job creators to create jobs, jobs get created, they get the credit”, stated Anderson. “The best polices can fail if not implemented well. Planning, Inspections, and Community Development Director Dave Hugg and the rest of the staff are making it work and they are just getting started. More reforms are on the way via the Planning and Community Development Department”, proclaimed Anderson.
Anderson believes the results are a victory for the city. He stated,”There is a lot of credit to around especially the competent, enthusiastic, and creative leadership of Mr. Hugg’s Department and the can do attitude of Mrs. Mitchell and Mr. Hudson, not to mentioned that no one passed anything with one vote–9 other people saw the wisdom in supporting it (councilmen and the Mayor), the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce helped develop it and gave active support in passing it. Teamwork makes life work”. “This was part of a strategy . We lowered commercial and industrial electric rates, we implemented the Making Dover Prosper Initiative which is modernizing regulations. speeding up the process, and reducing unnecessary burdens We have a can do leadership administering our city. We are also reducing crime. Together it works for everyone. We are following the economics of inclusion. Freedom and prosperity go together”, he concluded.
The “Making Dover Prosper” resolution was introduced by City Councilman David Anderson in July and was approved by council on Aug. 14.
The resolution is designed to streamline the process of opening a new business, make it easier for businesses to acquire information, and painlessly set up shop in Dover.
“We can make Dover prosper by freeing the engine of free markets in a responsible way that recognizes appropriate regulation, but making sure that it works the way it is supposed to, to fulfill the purpose that is intended, without being duplicative and getting in the way of legitimate business activities,” Councilman Anderson said.
“This resolution is a collaborative effort incorporating the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Vision 2020, (Acting Director of Planning and Community Development) Dave Hugg’s ideas, and my own. Dover finally has an official pro-job growth economic policy after going adrift with the abolition of the (city’s) Economic Development Department (in 2016).” October 29, 2017 Delaware State News
Anderson believes that the next step should be to make Delaware prosper. “The state of Delaware used to be business friendly and it had some of the lowest unemployment in the nation. We were called the Diamond state because our people were relatively prosperous. Now incomes are falling, unemployment outside of Dover is rising while it is falling in the nation, and we cannot balance our budget without difficulty because our economy is not growing. Our leadership is focused on nonsense like HJR 6 which produced Education Regulation 225 and allowing late term abortions that no one wants. They need to focus on what matters like making us a freer, safer more prosperous state where the education system serves the child over the bureaucracy. If we focus on the real problems and offer common sense conservative solutions, good things happen, proffered Anderson.