At a recent R.I. Economic Development Corporation meeting, Executive Director Keith W. Stokes presented the board with information about a dozen companies that are looking for loan guarantees. There was some skepticism from board members about the companies looking for state help. Where do you stand on the issue?
One of gubernatorial candidate Lincoln D. Chafee’s refrains was the need for the state to leverage its assets. Which among them should be first in line for access to the state’s limited resources?