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Sustainable Economic Development

Contribute Grow Smart RI’s expertise to Rhode Island’s formulation and implementation of a dynamic and innovative plan for sustainable economic development

Desired results to be achieved in 5 years

  • Any new Rhode Island economic development plan incorporates strategies that capitalize on Rhode Island’s built and natural assets and align with smart growth principles.
  • Public and private partners implement the Rhode Island Economic Development Plan.
  • General Assembly maintains commitment to State Historic Tax Credits funding on a multiyear basis.
  • State tourism budget is more competitive with budgets of neighboring states.
  • State policies make e ective use of Rhode Island’s marine infrastructure to support the marine sector’s contribution to economic expansion.
  • State land use policies support state’s need for clean a ordable energy.