Hear and read what people are saying in support of the bond.
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC)
Laurie White, board president
“The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce supports the passage of a general obligation bond on the November ballot to fund repairs and construct new facilities at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus.
“These investments are necessary to continue to position Rhode Island and URI as a leading international center of excellence for research and a hub of economic activity. The scientific discoveries and commercial applications being developed at URI are helping to address global issues including climate change and food security, support the blue economy and generate revenue for the state.
“URI’s renowned Oceanography and Ocean Engineering programs are an important part of supplying the state’s workforce in key industries like defense and marine sciences, attracting researchers and enticing companies to do business in Rhode Island,” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
“To keep the momentum going and to capitalize on the opportunities URI’s success has generated, the State must double down and ensure that the Narragansett Bay Campus has world-class labs and academic facilities that meet the standards of other competing research institutions. Rhode Island cannot afford to fall behind at a time when others are charging full steam ahead.”
Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council
Michael Sabitoni, president, RI Building Trades
“This is a no brainer as an investment in the marine sciences here in the Ocean State. This is a plan to continue investments that make sense. We can’t afford not to do this.”
RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Oscar Mejias, @RIHispanicChamb
“This bond is an important investment for the Hispanic community.”
“We want to be fully part of the Blue Economy and economic development overall. By working together, we can make big things happen.”
- Partnership for RI
- University of Rhode Island
- The Cranston Herald
- The Warwick Beacon
- The Johnston Sun Rise
- The United Way of RI