Providence
10:22 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Providence Mayoral Candidate Smiley Unveils Economic Development Plan

Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley Thursday released a seven-point economic plan.  Smiley is among a number of candidates trying to succeed Angel Taveras at City Hall.

Smiley says the city can move forward by focusing its support on key sectors of the economy. He says that includes healthcare and education; arts and design; and the working waterfront. Smiley calls those sectors unique to Providence, and says they offer the city a competitive advantage.  Smiley says making city government a more user-friendly experience is another important part of economic development. He says that despite progress under Taveras more improvements can be made.

The other candidates for mayor include Republican Daniel Harrop, and Democrats Michael Solomon, Lorne Adrain, and Jorge Elorza.

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