Local Features
6:39 am
Wed August 11, 2010

RI development director defends Schilling deal

Providence, R.I. – Video games are far from child's play anymore. In Rhode Island, they're part of what some call a high stakes game aimed at bolstering a sector of the economy and generating well paying jobs. Last month the state Economic Development Corporation approved a $75 million loan guarantee to a video game development company founded by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

The deal has drawn criticism and skeptics. Economic Development Director Keith Stokes sat down with WRNI's Bob Seay to explain why the EDC moved ahead with the agreement.