By Flo Jonic
Providence, RI – It's easy enough to feel pessimistic about Rhode Island. The state's unemployment rate is the 6th highest in the country. The state deficit is the highest in nearly 20 years. And homes have lost six percent of their value in the past 14 months. But there is also cause for optimism - due in large part to the presence of RISD and Brown University, a new industry is taking root. WRNI's Flo Jonic has our story.