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Hope springs eternal in Delaware.

With the announcement by the Fisker Automotive and Technology Group that it will open a U.S. manufacturing plant in California for its Karma hybrid electric car state officials say they hope that the car company will return to Delaware.

Delaware Economic Development Director Alan Levin told the Wilmington News Journal that the First State is going to play this out until Fisker says absolutely that it is not interested Delaware.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware business and political leaders are gathering for a summit to discuss economic development initiatives and efforts to help small businesses compete for state procurement contracts.

Gov. Jack Markell and state economic development director Alan Levin will be among the participants at Tuesday's 2014 Delaware Small Business Summit in Dover.

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - A bay-front mansion in Rehoboth Beach has been demolished less than 20 years after it was built.

The Wilmington News Journal reports the 10-bedroom mansion was demolished this spring after it was sold to the family of Alan Levin, director of the Delaware Economic Development Office.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A bill giving the General Assembly veto power over privatizing operations at the Port of Wilmington is heading to a House committee.

The bill, which narrowly cleared the Senate last week, was slated for a hearing Wednesday by the House economic development committee.

The legislation, opposed by Gov. Jack Markell's administration, prevents the state-controlled Diamond State Port Corporation from agreeing to privatize or lease the port without approval from both chambers of the Legislature.


       Delaware state economic development chief Alan Levin is blaming the federal government for stalling Fisker Automotive's plans to build hybrid-electric sedans at a former General Motors assembly plant near Newport.

      He told a legislative committee in Dover this week…that Delaware taxpayers already have more than $17 million invested in the project.

      The U.S. Department of Energy has blocked Fisker's access to more than $300 million in loan funds after the company failed to reach certain benchmarks.