Changing the Economic Landscape

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Governor duPont’s schedule for the week of February 15, 1981 when he signed into law the Financial Center Development Act. This Act led to thousands of jobs being brought to Delaware through the expansion of the credit card banking industry

Changing the Economic Landscape

Pierre Samuel du Pont, IV served two terms as Governor. He was first elected in 1980 and re-elected in 1984. The Financial Center Development Act was first introduced in the House of Representatives January 22, 1981. It was sent to the senate on the same day and passed by the 22nd of January. Governor du Pont signed the bill on February 18th of the same year.

This document is found in the Governor’s Papers which contain records that were generated by the Governor’s Office. Included in the collection are, correspondence, various reports, press releases, meeting minutes, invitations, governors’ messages, photographs and publications of the Governors since 1874. The papers from previous Governors are found in the Executive Papers.