In its partnership role in the economic vitality and development of Central Delaware, DSU played host to a Jan. 25 gathering of the business community for the unveiling of Independent Newspaper, Inc.’s 2011 Kent County Delaware Profile publication.
A collaborative effort between Independent’s Delaware State News and the Kent Economic Partnership, the Kent County Delaware Profile’s goal is to promote development and business in Central Delaware. The publication contains a wealth of information about Kent County and the businesses community of Central Delaware.
Ed Dulin, Delaware State News publisher, emceed the event, which was held in the Martin Luther King Student Center on campus, providing many of the attending 100 business community representatives a first-time opportunity to see the relatively new facility that was dedicated last year.
DSU President Harry L. Williams told the gathering about the economic impact DSU has on Dover and Kent County, noting that the University injects tens of millions of dollars into the local economy that results in hundreds of jobs.
Dr. Williams said despite last year’s economic challenges, the University experienced a school-record total enrollment of 3,819 in the fall 2010 that included about 906 freshmen.
“We’re bringing students in, and when they leave here we want them to stay here,” said Dr. Williams. “We’re doing a lot of exciting things.”
The Kent County Profile can be read online at www.kentcountyprofile.com .