Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo says Rhode Island needs to build a base of skilled workers in order to attract high wage, manufacturing jobs to the state. Raimondo spent the weekend in Washington D.C., at the National Governor’s Association winter meeting. The governor said, as a member of the Association’s Economic Development and Commerce Committee, she got first-hand confirmation of the areas Rhode Island must focus on to attract manufacturing companies to the state.
Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.
This week Dave and Mark sit down with RIPR Political Analyst Scott MacKay to talk about Governor Gina Raimondo's forecast for the state's economy, her pledge to bring new jobs to Rhode Island, and the challenge as she crafts her first state budget.
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State Representative Patricia Morgan (R-West Warwick) joins Political Roundtable to discuss Governor-elect Gina Raimondo's early moves on the economy; concern about rising energy prices; and the questions highlighted by fire district problems in Coventry.
Five European companies are looking to set up shop in Rhode Island. Gov. Lincoln Chafee said the announcement is part of an economic tide rolling in to Rhode Island.
At an announcement at the Statehouse, the five companies said they have plans to put down stakes here. SCORE, an encryption technology firm, will locate a data processing center. REIOS designs efficient lighting systems and will build an assembly plant. Italian restaurant chain Galivm will open at least one location. And Furniture maker Monaghan Brothers out of Ireland said it will open a show room.