WILMINGTON, DE – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) released the following statement this morning regarding the merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical.

"DuPont is much more than an iconic company. DuPont is a central part of our state's identity, and for generations, DuPont has offered good-paying jobs for so many Delaware families and fostered a culture of innovation and public service in our state.

"Delaware has a world class workforce and extensive research and development resources that are simply unmatched, and I'm hopeful that DuPont and Dow leaders will continue investing in our state.

"It isn't yet clear what this merger will mean for Delaware, but as we learn more, my focus will be on the pensioners and employees whose lives could be affected. It's those families and our community I'm concerned about. I look forward to hearing more from DuPont and Dow leaders about what this merger will mean for pensioners, employees, and our state.”