Legislators Looking for Answers
Some Rhode Island legislators are looking into what businesses require to compete and be successful in the Ocean State:
Members of the House Finance Committee spent the morning visiting five prospering manufacturing companies around Rhode Island. Their mission: listen to company executives to find out what the legislature can do to promote job creation….
The ideas that emerged were as diverse as the companies themselves: create a better incubator environment for new businesses; mandate more efficient permitting processes at the state and local levels; create partnerships between universities and local businesses to cultivate a better job pool; and finally, get out there and recruit companies to come to Rhode Island.
Add in working to maximize the existing, natural advantages we have here–like, say, promoting maritime industries–and we’ll be getting somewhere.