Lardaro: July economy expansion is welcome news

RHODE ISLAND'S current conditions index value was 83 in July, signaling expansion and an improvement from July 2018. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO
RHODE ISLAND'S current conditions index value was 83 in July, signaling expansion and an improvement from July 2018. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economy hit an “upbeat note” in July, continuing improvement shown in the second quarter of 2019, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro on Monday. The current conditions index for the Ocean State was 83 in July, eight points higher than one year ago. A CCI value below 50…

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