Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | March 1, 2012

Warwick City Council Approves MOU with RI Airport Corp.

To a standing room only crowd of residents, business and labor leaders the Warwick City Council unanimously approved a Memorandum of Agreement with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC). The agreement, which addresses the concerns raised by local constituents, will allow the Council to drop its appeal of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Record of Decision of the T.F. Green Master Plan and ultimately will allow this important economic development project to move forward.

The Chamber was proud to testify in support of the agreement at Wednesday’s night’s Council meeting.

“This agreement strikes a balance between the project’s impact on the host community and the need to ensure the airport’s continued economic viability, ” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.  “We congratulate both sides for having the fortitude and vision to move forward with these important improvements to T.F. Green.”

Click here to read the Chamber’s full statement in support of the Memorandum of Agreement.

The RIAC Board of Directors is expected to approve the measure at its Board of Directors meeting Thursday, March 1. According to RIAC CEO Kevin Dillion, that will ensure that the airport meets the deadline for applying for Federal funding.

The Chamber stands ready to partner with the City of Warwick, the Council, RIAC and others in advancing the significant energy and momentum that has developed around this project.

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