2015 Delaware Economic Summit
The Wilmington Westin, April 22nd and April 23rd 2015

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The Delaware Economic Summit is one of the few forums where business owners and individuals have a public stage to voice their financially related ideas to an audience of their peers.

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Delaware Economy Today…& Tomorrow

Thursday, April 23, 2015 / 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

From the gunpowder mills of DuPont, to the state’s historic position as a center of commerce and banking, to the high-tech start-up culture that thrives in Wilmington and Newark today, the economy in Delaware has always changed with the times. Our panel takes stock of where we are today … and where we’ll be tomorrow.

Ken Simpler

Ken Simpler was elected Delaware State Treasurer on November 4, 2014, and took the oath of office on January 6, 2015. Mr. Simpler is a graduate of the University of Chicago, having received an M.B.A. with honors from the Graduate School of Business…
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Joseph Pluscht Jr

Joe has been with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate for 29 years and has served in a number of capacities with the organization, starting as the CFO, Sales Manager, General Manager of Sales and Operations and currently as President and CEO.
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Ed Ratledge

Ed Ratledge is a 1972 graduate of the University of Delaware (BS, MA in economics) and currently is the director of the Center for Applied Demography & Survey Research (CADSR). The Center conducts survey research and policy research for a wide range of federal, state, and local government agencies and non-profits.
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