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March 8, 2021—Today, Courtney Sunborn, owner of a residential and commercial cleaning service in Lewes, Del., and Alissa Barron-Menza, Vice President of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, joined Sen. Jack Walsh, Rep. Gerald Brady, and community advocates at a press conference in support of legislation to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Business leaders say raising the minimum wage will boost consumer spending, strengthen the workforce and help build a shared economic recovery.

“I strongly support raising Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025,” said Courtney Sunborn, owner of Ecolistic Cleaning in Lewes. “I know from experience that paying livable wages is good business. We have very low turnover. It saves us a lot of time and money to retain employees who are already trained and deliver the great service that keeps our customers happy. And when people earn more as workers, they will spend more as customers, creating a virtuous cycle that will drive Delaware’s economy.”

“Minimum wage increases will go right back into Delaware’s economy, helping build a widely shared recovery,” said Alissa Barron-Menza, Vice President of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. “Raising the minimum wage will boost the consumer spending that local businesses rely on. And it will encourage the kind of fair pay, lower turnover, better customer service business model that will help small businesses survive and thrive.”

The new legislation would gradually raise Delaware’s minimum wage from $9.25 to $10.50 per hour in 2022, $11.75 in 2023, $13.25 in 2024 and $15 in 2025.

To speak with Courtney Sunborn, Alissa Barron-Menza or other business leaders supportive of raising the minimum wage, please contact Cat Ulrich at or (202) 630-7839.


Business for a Fair Minimum Wage is a network of business owners and executives and business organizations that believe a fair minimum wage makes good business sense.