Friday, March 25, 2016

The State of Rhode Island Business from the Business Leaders

Dyana Koelsch – Moderator
William McCourt – CEO and President, Rhode Island Manufacturing
Grafton “Cap” Willey – Managing Director, CBIZ Tofias
Laurie White – President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
John Hazen White – Chairman and CEO, Taco Comfort Solutions

  • RI business climate has received much criticism. Does it need to be improved? If so, what changes would you suggest to RI Legislature?  
  • Are RI schools training its students to work in today’s businesses? 
  • Rhode Island labor laws – do they need to be more flexible? 
  • Does Rhode Island need a more competitive taxation system?  
  • Will truck tolls hurt business in RI? Are they necessary and was the process handled properly?

A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Fridays at 7 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 p.m. on WSBE Learn (36.2), and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS.

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