Gov. John Carney recently announced the members of the Economic Development Working Group who will develop recommendations for implementing a public-private partnership at the Delaware Economic Development Office.

The working group will explore how state government can work with the private sector to improve economic development efforts in Delaware.

The Economic Development Working Group members include: Mark Brainard, president, Delaware Technical Community College; Doneene Damon, executive vice president, Richards, Layton & Finger; Mark Kleinschmidt, president, New Castle County Chamber of Commerce; Nick Lambrow, president, M&T Bank, Delaware region; Jim Maravelias, president, Delaware AFL-CIO; Terry Murphy, president, Bayhealth Medical Center and chairman of the Delaware Business Roundtable; Mona Parikh, community engagement liaison, UD Horn Program in Entrepreneurship; Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, Senate Republican caucus; Albert Shields, policy director, office of Carney; Rep. Bryon Short, House Democratic caucus; Richelle Vible, executive director, Catholic Charities; Sen. Jack Walsh, Senate Democratic caucus; Rod Ward, president, Corporation Service Co.; Bernice Whaley, director, Delaware Economic Development Office; and Rep. Lyndon Yearick, House Republican caucus.

The working group will begin its work in February and report back to Carney by April 7.