Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

3 responses to “RI Progress Report: Why Do Businesses Move to RI”

  1. simon846

    About a year ago, a physician who runs the health programs for IBM internationally came to RI to talk about patient centered medical homes. He presented the business rationale now being used by IBM to decide where to build its next facilities. He said it mostly depended on how the local health services system was structured and how much costs were driven by hospital service providers. If that is the case, RI is in big trouble.

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  2. RightToWork

    Ok, let’s look at RI’s report card on these metrics:

    – Pools of skilled workers.  D
    – The existence of good schools.  F 
    – Efficient transportation networks.  C-
    – Perceptions about business climate.  F
    – State and municipal taxes. F- (see me after class)  

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  3. John McGrath

    What is happening to the poor is shameful. But nothing will be done. We live in a right wing/corporate oligarchy. Corporations do not want the poor to suffer, but that’s not an important issue for them The right wing does what the poor to suffer, believing that “losers’ must not be “rewarded,” even with a basic standard of living. They also like the fact that the distressed seldom vote.

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