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Carney eyes revamp of Delaware economic development efforts

Gov. John Carney is considering overhauling Delaware's economic development efforts, possibly replacing a Cabinet-level state office with a public-private partnership.

In his first official public act after taking the oath of office Tuesday, Carney on Wednesday signed an executive order creating a working group to study the feasibility of replacing the Delaware Economic Development Office with a partnership that includes private sector business leaders.

Carney said the effort is not a criticism of DEDO's current efforts but to explore whether a new approach would be more efficient and productive.

The Delaware Business Roundtable, a nonpartisan group of CEOs whose...