Connect with us


Raimondo entertains Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce



Rhode Island Gina Raimondo spent a half hour or so speaking to and taking questions from members of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. She mostly talked about her plan to fix Rhode Island schools, which includes a half billion dollar bond referendum, but she also talked about her success in improving Rhode Island’s economy, highlighting what she called Rhode Island’s “comeback.” Raimondo also talked about the success of the Northern Rhode Island Training Center, a business subsidy program. “What it is is that employers tell us what skills they need, and this training center will train them,” said Raimondo.

Raimondo also hyped SupplyRI, a Commerce Corporation initiative to connect businesses with local suppliers, keeping some off the money and jobs for these supply chains in state.

On the new PawSox Stadium Raimondo says she’s “a supporter and hopes that that happens.”

Raimondo was introduced by the Chamber’s President/CEO John Gregory, who also oversees the Chamber’s advocacy efforts at the State House for the Chamber and the Rhode Island Chamber Coalition. Gregory noted that the Chamber first worked with Raimondo when she was Sate Treasurer, on “pension reform.”

You can watch the entire video here:

Can you help us?

Funding for our reporting relies entirely on the generosity of readers like you. Our independence allows us to write stories that hold RI state and local government officials accountable. All of our stories are free and available to everyone. But your support is essential to keeping Steve and Will on the beat, covering the costs of reporting many stories in a single day. If you are able to, please support Uprise RI. Every contribution, big or small is so valuable to us. You provide the motivation and financial support to keep doing what we do. Thank you.

Become a Patron!
Opens in a new tab - you won't lose you place

UpriseRI is entirely supported by donations and advertising. Every little bit helps:

Become a Patron!