Many retailers, both brick and mortar, and Internet based, look at the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas as the most important period of their year. Did you take part in the kick-off of the holiday retail season either in person or by digital means (or both)?
Last week the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released its annual “How Rhode Island Revenues Compare” report. In it the Ocean State once again has among the highest tax burdens in the nation. What state spending would you trim if the state lowered the tax collected to the national average?
Last week the fifth Watershed Counts report was released, and in it a link is made between cleaner water in Narragansett Bay and economic development. Is it possible to improve economic development and the quality of Narragansett Bay’s water at the same time? Or must a choice between the two be made?
Providence Business News held its first Cybersecurity Summit last week, and the topic left attendees wondering just how well their businesses are protected from from Internet-based threats. Is your company proactive enough in this constantly expanding area of threats?
Last week a number of open government advocates visited with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s staff to communicate their frustration with how the administration has been handling requests for information. Is this an important issue? Should the governor and her staff be more responsive to public requests for information?