Governor Great Seal of the State of Delaware  CARNEY

Strengthening Our Communities

Governor Carney is committed to partnering with local officials and private investors to strengthen Delaware’s communities, revitalize downtown areas, and ensure that resources are reaching economically-distressed neighborhoods across the state.

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Paying for Success

Paying for Success

Governor Carney signed into law legislation allowing state government to enter into Pay for Success contracts that will incentivize private funding of economic development and social impact initiatives. Under terms of the contracts, the state would protect taxpayer dollars by reimbursing private funding only if the initiatives reach stated goals, and achieve progress for Delawareans.

76ers Fieldhouse Moves Forward

76ers Fieldhouse Moves Forward

Governor Carney helped break ground on the 76ers Fieldhouse, a new sports complex that will be located in Wilmington. The 140,000 square foot facility will be home to the Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, and will support basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, football, and other sports programming for youth in the city.

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About the Governor

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Governor John Carney has been working to make Delaware a better place for more than 30 years.

Born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont, Governor John Carney has been working for the Delaware people for more than 30 years. John took office as Delaware’s 74th Governor in January 2017, focused on making Delaware’s economy more competitive, preparing Delaware’s children to succeed, and building a long-term sustainable financial plan for the State of Delaware. Working with Delawareans across the state, and with members of the General Assembly, he has made progress on each of those priorities. John has directed new resources to high-needs schools, partnered with the private sector to drive new job creation, and taken steps to lower healthcare costs for Delaware families, businesses, and taxpayers.