Higher ed in RI will research policies to jump-start economy

Jan 15, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) Ten Rhode Island colleges and universities are teaming up to help the state out of its economic doldrums.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced the formation of the “Rhode Island Higher Education Research Collaborative.”  Its mission: to provide nonpartisan data that will help state leaders develop sustainable economic policies.

In a statement University of Rhode Island president David Dooley said no single entity can solve our state’s economic problems.  The collaborative, he said, will provide a statewide platform to assist policy makers with issues most critical to Rhode Islanders today.

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