Lincoln Chafee, on Monday:
“I believe that Houston — together with Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cleveland — could be a model for bringing job creation and economic growth to Providence and Rhode Island,” Chafee said in a statement issued Monday morning. “We have valuable land opened up by the relocation of Route 195, and a partnership between our universities, the city of Providence, hospitals, nonprofits and private businesses could transform this area into a hub of health- and research-related economic activity and job creation.”
We are all working hard to find the solutions for our city-state, but no urban model matches another city’s needs. However, the current administration’s momentum for change and for building transformative partnerships with local public and private partners is not only encouraging, but inspiring. The Ocean State Consortium of Advanced Resources is hopeful that the government, academic and industry partners that our Governor refers to will be the OSCAR platform to carry out their plan’s for our city-state transformation. It is a model uniquely designed for our state and comprised of statewide talent and passion. The OSCAR teams stand ready to move the shared agenda forward, and have the values in place to form an infallible approach. Catch the Wave of Innovation!