In a post this morning, RI Future predicted this would happen.
Here’s the statement from Governor Chafee:
Yesterday, Keith Stokes offered his resignation as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC), which I accepted.
I thank Keith for his service to Rhode Island, not only at the helm of the EDC, but also as a former Board member of that agency and as the long-time Executive Director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce.
Keith is committed to seeing Rhode Island succeed and I am confident that he will continue to be very involved in the state he loves.