Economy
8:45 am
Tue January 21, 2014

State Leaders And Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Jumpstarting The Local Economy

Political and business leaders are meeting in a couple events Tuesday looking at how to rev up the state’s economy.

Rhode Island is currently tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment in the country.
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The first event is a roundtable centered on the national issues, such as patents, facing the state’s innovation industry, and how this industry can help boost Rhode Island’s struggling economy.

Both Senator Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse will attend the roundtable, along with Congressman David Cicilline.

Then at 3 o’clock this afternoon leaders in the state senate will unveil legislation and release a report called “Rhode to Work” which is being touted as an action plan to bring the state’s economy back to life.

At 9 percent, Rhode Island is currently tied with Nevada for having the highest unemployment rate in the nation.

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