In 2016, New Castle County residents elected an entrepreneur to the post of County Executive. Matt Meyer, a corporate attorney by training, had launched two successful businesses, served as an American diplomat in Iraq on an economic development mission and worked as an economic development advisor to former Delaware Governor Jack Markell before running for office. The new County Executive brings a fresh perspective to county government and business expansion.
So, what’s ‘new’ in New Castle County? “The County Executive was purposeful in bringing in a diverse leadership team of smart, ethical and innovative professionals who share his commitment to creative ideas, best practices, and tackling issues that have plagued the county for years” said Tamarra Morris, Director of Economic Development.
Morris joined county government with more than 15 years of experience in the private sector. Most recently, she was responsible for new business development, sales, and marketing for a global firm specializing in real estate development, construction, and property management.