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(Updated 1:40 p.m.) R.I. Commerce Corp. board member Karl Wadensten on Monday said Gov. Gina M. Raimondo did the right thing in dropping the widely panned slogan “Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer” from a $5 million tourism marketing campaign, but added there needs to be “a post mortem” on the process that led to its adoption and error-filled rollout. more
Betsy Wall, a month into her job as chief marketing officer for R.I. Commerce Corp., turned in her resignation Friday, a casualty of the flawed rollout of the state’s new tourism and economic development program. Along with Wall, the new slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer,” was dropped from the campaign. more
Jeffrey R. Diehl, a managing partner of a financial consulting firm, has been named the new executive director of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, the state announced Friday. more
(Updated 3:43 p.m.) Betsy Wall, the new chief marketing officer for R.I. Commerce Corp., said the commentary surrounding the new logo and slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler & Warmer,” has helped spread the word about the Ocean State. more
Rhode Island received approximately $7.2 million in funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to support families involved in the home visiting program. more
IndieWhip, the company that made the Rhode Island tourism video featuring Iceland footage, says, “It’s going all in on Rhode Iceland.” more
Employment in the U.S. climbed and wages picked up in March, signs of labor-market durability in the face of lethargic global growth. more
The Rhode Island Trucking Association has asked the Federal Highway Administration to intervene in RhodeWorks, including through a federal environmental review of gantry and bridge locations and the resulting impacts. more
A $12 million project to improve pedestrian access along portions of North and South Main Streets downtown is expected to begin in early April, the R.I. Department of Transportation said Thursday. more
Three days after the state’s new slogan and logo “Rhode Island: Cooler & Warmer” were unveiled, people are still up in arms, and a state representative wants a detailed explanation regarding what was spent on the tourism campaign. more
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