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Chemours to Stay in Wilmington; 1,000 Jobs Kept in Delaware

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Chemours officials ring the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on June 29, 2015, to mark their spinoff from DuPont. (Photo: AP) Chemours officials ring the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on June 29, 2015, to mark their spinoff from DuPont. (Photo: AP)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/WBOC) - Officials have confirmed that the Chemours Co., a chemicals business spun off from the Dupont Co. last year, will be keeping its headquarters in Delaware.
    
The company's decision to remain in Wilmington means nearly 1,000 jobs will be staying in the state.
    
Chemours CEO Mark Vergnano confirmed that the company was considering leaving Delaware and had scouted multiple locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
    
About 800 employees work in DuPont's former headquarters in Wilmington, while an additional 200 workers are based in research sites throughout the state.
    
Earlier this year, state lawmakers passed corporate income tax reforms aimed at persuading Chemours to remain in Delaware. Officials said the loss of Chemours would have cost the state $554 million of revenue.

“I know that Chemours leaders conducted a detailed search and looked at several locations, and I am pleased that they have chosen Wilmington as the best option to support the success of their company,” said Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in a statement. “This decision reflects the value of our top quality workforce, the ability to access key global markets from our state, and the responsiveness of government at all levels – all of which helps make Delaware a great place for employers to achieve long term growth.”


    

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