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RhodeMap RI: A Digest

In recent weeks, critics of the RhodeMap RI economic development plan have put forward a great deal of misinformation and misinterpretation aimed at undermining public confidence in this forward-looking and sorely needed economic development plan for Rhode Island. In response to several requests, Grow Smart is providing this summary of key elements and strategies from […]

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An economic development call to action

RIPEC’s report on structural reform of our economic development delivery system offers some suggestions worthy of consideration.  However, with Rhode Island’s unemployment rate still among the nation’s highest, we cannot let the report become a rationale for further delay in implementing an asset based economic development strategy. Targeted investments in our state’s assets are urgently […]

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Pain at the pump got you down?

This post is republished from the Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC). The CTC calls for a 21st century transportation system that enhances our economy and provides all Rhode Islanders with healthy transportation choices. Grow Smart RI is a member of the Coalition. Then why not Dump the Pump and begin saving money? More than 71% […]

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Historic Tax Credit Alert

Dear Friends, Many of you have asked us in recent days whether the Preservation Tax Credit has a chance of being restored in the 2012 General Assembly. With the General Assembly now expected to adjourn mid next week, we want to tell you where things stand and what you can do. The Historic Tax Credit […]

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Legislative Update: Act Now on Bond to Boost Economy and Environment

We encourage you to voice your support for having the General Assembly place the proposed Local Farms, Open Space, & Recreation bond issue on the November ballot. We at Grow Smart believe that this bond issue would be an important investment in our future economic, environmental and social well being – a means of protecting […]

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Reinventing Rhode Island

GrowSmartRI’s Scott Wolf talked in this past Sunday’s Providence Journal Reinvent Rhode Island series about the local outlook on the economy; How We See Ourselves. Does gloom beget gloomy numbers? Yes, Grow Smart RI executive director Scott Wolf asserts. “It makes us timid when it comes to public policy,” he syas. “It makes us focus […]

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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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