Sussex County leaders meet to discuss future of the area, ways to make change

GEORGETOWN, Del. – In Georgetown, county leaders, local businesses, non-profits and more spent their morning discussing how they can improve the future of Sussex County. This was all part of Sussex County’s 26th annual Today and Tomorrow conference. More than 200 people attended the event to talk about ways to improve job growth and opportunities, business expansion and more. One of the main focuses of this years’ conference was highlighting the social mobility issue in the County. Officials say people who live in the western part of the county have a harder time getting to work or traveling to the eastern side, which can often be an expensive ride for residents.

“The transportation cost actually puts them at a real hard situation where they’re spending 45 to 55% of their monthly income on housing and transportation so how do you move up the social ladder with those kinds of things are happening,” said the Vice President and  Campus Director of Delaware Technical Community College, Bobbi Barends.

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