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U.S. Rep Langevin Gathers Business and Community Leaders to Get RI Economy Back on Track

Published on April 13, 2010

U.S. Representative James Langevin hosted the Rhode Island Summit on the Economy (RISE) at the Community College of Rhode Island‚??s Knight Campus to bring together a diverse group of leaders from across the state and brainstorm about the best paths to economic recovery. The conference was modeled after the Jobs and Economic Growth Forum hosted at the White House by President Obama in December 2009, an event that Rep. Langevin and CCRI President Ray DiPasquale both participated in.

‚??RISE will be a platform for business, government, labor, health care and finance leaders to have a dialogue with each other about our state‚??s economic realities and what opportunities can be seized to improve Rhode Island‚??s future,‚?Ě said Langevin. ‚??Our first job is to create jobs. We need to get creative about workforce development and this creativity starts with dynamic conversation.‚?Ě

The Summit brought together Rhode Island community and business leaders with top officials of the Obama Administration from the Departments of Commerce, Labor and Education to discuss ideas for implementing both immediate and long-term economic growth strategies for the state. 

Read more about the RI economic summit in the Providence Journal and the Providence Business News

Read more about the President's 2009 Jobs and Growth Forum

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