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Grow Smart RI Power of Place Summit – May 23, 2014

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Grow Smart RI’s biennial Power of Place Summit takes place this Friday, May 23rd at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Online registration closes at noon tomorrow then the price goes up for telephone or walk-up registrations, so register today!

Details from Grow Smart RI:


Join 500 state, local and federal officials, business and civic leaders, real estate professionals, investors, architects, developers, builders, farmers, and community stakeholders from across Rhode Island and New England for Grow Smart’s 5th biennial Power of Place Summit.

Always rated an excellent program, the theme of this year’s Summit is “The Power of Place: Positioning Rhode Island for an Economic Renaissance.” This will drive the keynote address and 19 workshops at the daylong forum.

Expect to hear the latest about Rhode Island’s new emerging economic development strategy as well as programs and policies that leverage our state’s many strengths. We’ll cover the future of the State Historic Tax Credit, urban revitalization initiatives, transportation and infrastructure funding, mass transit, housing, agricultural viability and farmland protection.

The five major candidates for Governor will also participate in a panel discussion to share their views on using smart growth strategies and policies to help position Rhode Island for an economic renaissance. Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy will moderate.

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