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DE Senate Passes Downtown District Bill

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DOVER, Del. - Downtown areas across Delaware could soon see some business revival.

The Senate passed the Downtown Development Districts Act on Wednesday. The bill would combine state resources with the hope of spurring private investment in commercial business areas.

The incentive is modeled after a similar program in Virginia, which legislators say has been successful in bringing in significant amounts of private capital to under-served areas.

"This bill gives us a tool, in my opinion, to strengthen our weakest parts of our state and to help attract dynamic businesses that would come to Delaware," said Rep. Michael Ramone.

So far, Dover and Wilmington are two cities being considered. The bill now heads to the House.

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