Delaware Incentives Proved Unfruitful in Del Monte Project

NEWARK — Although the arrival of one of America’s largest food processors was touted as an early economic development win for the Carney administration, the Pencader Corporate Center project never saw a job created, according to officials.

Just three months into Gov. John Carney’s first term, he said in an April 2017 release that he was looking forward to the 160,000-square-foot plant “come alive again, bringing with it new jobs to our state.”

It appears the nearly $1 million in taxpayer-backed incentives weren’t enough to get Del Monte Fresh Produce to transform the space into a key food distribution point in North America though.

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