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7:24 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Taveras Emphasizes Jobs, Collaboration in Economic Plan

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras outlines a series of economic priorities for the city.
Credit Ian Donnis

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras released a 20-point plan Wednesday intended to bring more jobs to the capital city. 

Taveras also previewed part of a message for a potential run for governor next year.

The five priority actions in the mayor’s plan include creating online permits, making Kennedy Plaza more pedestrian-friendly, and freezing the city’s commercial real estate tax for seven years. Taveras also wants to use tax incentives to redevelop vacant lots and remove barriers to new development. The mayor says there’s a common theme to his proposals.

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