Providence zooms up on ‘best performing’ ranking

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Providence jumped 65 spots on this year’s annual “Best Performing Cities” produced by The Milken Institute. The Providence metropolitan area – which includes New Bedford and Fall River - jumped to 110th from 175th among the U.S.’s 200 large metropolitan areas. The “Best Performing Cities” is based on economic performance measures,…
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  1. In Texas, “business friendly” and “low business costs” are euphemisms for serious air and water pollution, and low-quality school systems.

    The state government admits its schools are poor:

    The reasons for the state’s poor education state are complicated:

    But the fact remains that the state 1) underinvests in education, mortgaging its future to please businesses, and 2) receives more federal dollars than it pays, causing taxpayers in states such as Rhode Island to pay more.