In just a few weeks, Rhode Island will welcome a new Governor and the start of the new legislative session. As our state leaders continue to focus on reviving Rhode Island’s economy, the Collaborative is excited to be fulfilling our goal of providing policy makers with data and evidence to support their decision-making.
Last May, the Collaborative released our first round of research projects based on questions that were developed by consensus from the policy directors of the RI House of Representatives, the RI Senate, and the RI Governor’s Office. In the New Year, the Collaborative will share more research in the focus areas of manufacturing, infrastructure, workforce, and regional competitiveness.
Two years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation challenged our state to “Make It Happen,” and since then, the Collaborative has been doing just that. We now have a robust network of scholars from the 11 colleges and universities in the state who are working on research that can help inform policy discussions, drive change in our state, and move Rhode Island forward.