Pell announces his economic strategy for RI
By: Dee DeQuattro
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell has unveiled his economic plan if elected Governor of Rhode Island.
Pell’s plan features several prongs including establishing what he calls the “hope Internship Program,” a focus on the marine-based economy, and growing what he calls Rhode Island’s Natural Resources-based business.
Pell said that he wants to make
Another key focus of Pell’s plan was expanding the marine trades industry. He said he plans to expand education and training programs in order to develop a more skilled workforce in the industry.
Pell said he plans to establish a small business micro-financing program in coordination with
Pell plans to double the state funding to $1 million to support the Rhode Island Small Business Fund to help businesses lessen the cost of applying for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer awards. He also says he will increase the number of Rhode Island Design Innovation Grants.
“Throughout this strategy, I highlight the great work that is happening today in
(C) WLNE-TV 2014