DOVER, Del. - The hot topic at the Fifth Annual Kent County Economic Summit is agriculture.
We're told the agricultural business rakes in over $200 million in revenue each year. Which is why leaders are working to build upon the county's current 87 manufacturing facilities.
"We've lost a lot of the processing business in the state of Delaware and we're trying to bring some of that processing back. We're trying to bring in some people that have some innovative ideas on how to bring foods to market, and we think that utilizing our manufacturing base is a good way to start," Director of Economic Development for the City of Dover Bill Neaton said.
We're told the county has recently attracted a German manufacturer to a 400 acre farm east of Route 1. Construction is expected to begin in early spring.
More than 250 citizens, educators, business leaders and government officials made their way out to the economic summit at Delaware Tech's Terry Campus in Dover for this one day event.