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Smart Growth leaders, projects and plans honored at June 10th Awards Reception

June 13, 2013 – Providence, RI – Saying there’s no better way to promote the many benefits of smart growth than to profile successful local examples, Grow Smart Rhode Island honored and celebrated individuals, plans and projects that play to Rhode Island’s strengths, generate sustainable economic benefits and improve communities and neighborhoods in the process. […]

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Grow Smart offers candidates set of policy reforms to jumpstart economy, capitalize on place-based assets

21-page Briefing Book ties together economic development and job creation, tax-dollar efficiencies and strong, vibrant and healthy communities For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Wolf, Executive Director – 401.273.5711, Ext. 4 – swolf@growsmartri.org John Flaherty, Director of Research & Communications – 401.273.5711, Ext. 5 – jflaherty@growsmartri.org Download Briefing Book – For best results printing, please download the […]

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2012 Leg Wrap

The 2012 Rhode Island General Assembly adjourned at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. While there were some modest wins for those who support a bold vision for advancing a sound and meaningful prosperity agenda, the session can largely be characterized as a missed opportunity to capitalize on our many assets. Here is a […]

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Grow Smart to present proposal for investing in economic revitalization at Thursday conference of city and town leaders

Innovative approach would help cash-strapped municipalities advance economic growth January 23, 2012 – Providence, RI – Emphasizing the statewide economic importance of vibrant and healthy downtowns and Main Street districts with diverse and profitable small businesses, Grow Smart Rhode Island will present the details of an economic development incentive proposal to city and town officials […]

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Scott Wolf ProJo OpEd: Myth of a bloated R.I.

As part of Grow Smart RI’s ongoing effort to enhance the dialogue and decisions about Rhode Island’s future, Scott Wolf recently had the following op-ed published in the Providence Journal. Scott’s piece rebuts some unrealistically negative assertions about Rhode Island contained in an Ed Achorn February 9, 2010 column. Scott concludes that “To deal with […]

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House lawmakers meet on RI’s tanking economy

PROVIDENCE—State lawmakers are debating plans ranging from auto racing  to consolidating municipal services to steer Rhode Island through a bleak financial crisis. The proposals were raised Thursday during a closed-door caucus of Democratic lawmakers convened by House Speaker William Murphy. He has called it a first step to dealing with a failing economy that has driven […]

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