Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | May 3, 2011

EDC Vice Chair Outlines Vision at RIBX

Helena Foulkes, vice chair of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation outlined the five focus areas of the organization in the months ahead:

1. Help grow the key industries including tourism, business attraction

2. Create business ready infrastructure hubs such as Knowledge District

3. Make it easier to do business in Rhode Island

4. Revitalize and rebrand the state’s urban core

5. Develop a game plan for accessing capital

Foulkes encouraged the business community to help by:

  • Sharing their rolodex
  • Being an ambassador for the state
  • Promoting business competitiveness to elected leaders
  • Getting active and play and role

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