PBN summit: High business costs, education are concerns in R.I.

ECONOMIC CONCERNS: Panelists, from left, Kristen Urbach, Thomas O. Sweeney, Stefan Pryor, Mark K. W. Gim and Luke Ebersold discuss a variety of concerns at the PBN Economic Trends Summit while moderator Thomas Zitzouris looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
ECONOMIC CONCERNS: Panelists, from left, Kristen Urbach, Thomas O. Sweeney, Stefan Pryor, Mark K. W. Gim and Luke Ebersold discuss a variety of concerns at the PBN Economic Trends Summit while moderator Thomas Zitzouris looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
The Rhode Island economy has come a long way since the dark days of the Great Recession, when the unemployment rate was among the highest in the country. R.I. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, a panelist at the Providence Business News Economic Trends Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Feb. 13, noted that the state’s…

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