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Do you agree with House Speaker Gordon D. Fox that it is time to dismantle the R.I. Economic Development Corporation?

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House Speaker Gordon D. Fox is backing a package of economic-policy bills that would include replacing the R.I. Economic Development Corp. with a more-limited R.I. Commerce Corporation controlled by a new commerce secretary. A Senate plan seeks a rebranded EDC but would not form a new secretariat.

Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee so far has resisted calls to dismantle the agency, instead focusing on in-house changes he says have the EDC on the right track.

So what do you think?

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Carl

It would seem that the RIPEC Study involved both the business community and public input so if we are to promote "business enterprises" perhaps the Governor and the General Assembly might actually take the advice of our business organizations and do something to encourage more business activities, more business support, and less governmental interference. But then this is Rhode Island….

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Report this
jraymond

Actually it might be best to dismantle the general assembly.

The advice of the business community is ignored, regulations, taxes and other metrics by which business evaluates from where it will operate are the most oppressive amd regressive in the nation.

Rhode Island is poorly rated for economuic and personal freedom because of the actions of the general assembly.

Where else would George Nee be placed on the EDC? Its just more people making political payments for personal power with the tax payers money.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 | Report this
Carl

Outstanding idea, that! Spot on!

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