DuPont will invest millions to expand biotech research

    Jobs and money are coming to Delaware. DuPont has announced plans to invest $50 million for its expanded biotech research, creating 75 jobs by 2015 in Wilmington and Newark.

    The Experimental Station in Wilmington and Stine Haskell Research Center in Newark will be expanded and improved upon for soybean research.

    Pending a review later this month by the Council on Development Finance, the Delaware Economic Development Office will contribute $1.5 million from the state’s Strategic Fund, and the Delaware Department of Agriculture is expected to grant an additional $125,000.

    Soybean research laboratories, tissue culture facilities and environmentally controlled growth rooms and greenhouses are part of the two-site expansion.

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