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RISBJ: U.S. Business Trend Toward Walkable Downtowns Aligns with RI Economic Development Strategies

Hundreds of American companies see unique competitive advantages to being located in a walkable downtown neighborhood. These locations are helping companies attract and retain talented workers, build their brand and corporate identity, support creative collaboration, be closer to partners, consolidate operations, and support triple-bottom line business outcomes. Scott Wolf, executive director of the nonprofit policy […]

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The Valley Breeze: The Design Exchange in Pawtucket recognized for ‘outstanding’ work

Grow Smart Rhode Island recognized The Design Exchange in Pawtucket with an “Outstanding Smart Growth Projects” award at the 2015 Smart Growth Awards on May 21. “Each year, passionate, creative, and resourceful Rhode Islanders show us the way to tap our state’s full potential through projects, plans, and policies that play to Rhode Island’s strengths […]

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The Providence Journal: Commit to projects that will draw Millennials to the Ocean State, Oregon congressman tells Grow Smart RI

U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, a longtime advocate for what he calls “livable communities,” said Friday that he discovered a community here with more potential opportunities than he has seen in any similar community — and he travels a lot, so he’s comparing Providence to about 200 others. It’s time, Blumenauer said, for Providence and […]

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