As the largest business advocacy organization in Rhode Island, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Wednesday has continued to add to the 2014 election resource launched last month.
Building on the business and economy-focused questionnaires released from the statewide candidates and General Assembly candidates, the Chamber today released responses from candidates running for Mayor in Providence.
The completed questionnaire can be found on the Chamber website.
“With less than one week to Primary Day, we urge voters in Providence and across the state to be informed and vote. With still one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, our leaders in 2015 must have a plan to improve our state’s economy, grow and attract businesses, create jobs, and ensure our workforce is educated and prepared to work. While this is the first step in an ongoing dialogue with the candidates on these issues, we urge voters to take a hard look at each candidate’s position before Primary Day,” said Laurie White, President of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
Read the candidates’ responses here.
In its inaugural year, the Chamber’s questionnaire requests the candidates’ positions on issues related to our city and state’s economic growth. From taxation to regulation to education to economic development, the questionnaires are meant to help Rhode Islanders educate themselves on where the candidates stand on issues that will impact our economy in the near future. The Chamber’s Providence Mayoral questionnaire built upon a comprehensive questionnaire created by the Providence Foundation earlier this summer. All candidate responses are located here.
The Chamber has a neutrality policy and will not be endorsing.
Join the conversation on Twitter at #EconomyNowRI. Save the Date for the upcoming Providence Mayoral Forum on October 15 at 8 am and the Gubernatorial Policy Forum on October 31 at 8 am.
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