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Optimism Offensive

Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find Rhode Islanders like a lot about the state David Scharfenberg writes about Scott Wolf’s one-man optimism offensive in this week’s Providence Phoenix. Seven or eight years ago, with the state’s economy aflutter and Providence in ascendance, Scott Wolf thought Rhode Island was finally starting to shed its inferiority […]

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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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Workshop proposals, sponsorship deadlines fast approaching for May 14th ‘Power of Place Summit’

Partners, stakeholder groups encouraged to propose and help facilitate a range of workshop topics for advancing the transformation of Rhode Island’s economy Believing intently that Rhode Island has all the ingredients to transform itself into an economic and cultural leader, Grow Smart will convene the 3rd Biennial Power of Place Summit on Friday, May 14, […]

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Car Culture Unsustainable

ecoRI looks at the unsustainability of our car dependency and how public transit is short changed. Last week, GrowSmart’s John Flaherty spoke on a panel at the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living with RIPTA Assistant General Manager Mark Therrien and the co-author of “Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effects on Our Lives” […]

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Rhode Island Builder Report, Conversation with Scott Wolf

GrowSmartRI Executive Director Scott Wolf is featured in this month’s The Rhode Island Builder Report, the publication of the Rhode Island Builders Association. Scott speaks about the Rhode Island economy, housing, the state’s many assets, historic tax credits, transportation, and more. On Rhode Island’s assets: They include a tremendous collection of historic buildings and neighborhoods. […]

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