Several of Delaware's corporate citizens have been busy planning new factories, expanding old ones, and splitting up. Earlier this year, DuPont Co. sold off its Performance Coatings business to the Carlyle Group Inc. for $4.9 billion. That business, which makes paint for automobile manufacturers and remains based in Wilmington, said Monday it would spend more than $50 million to build a factory in Shanghai to supply the fast-growing Chinese auto industry.
Does Philadelphia have room for one more specialized business incubator? It may, indeed, if enough education- technology entrepreneurs choose to take the plunge into what the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education calls its new Education Design Studio Fund.
Inquirer business columnist Mike Armstrong and other staff writers take you beyond the business headlines in Philadelphia.