State of Rhode Island Archives: on Corporations

Bob Flanders: Enhance federal programs to help small business grow

Source: 2018 R.I. Senate campaign website Nov 1, 2018

Bob Flanders: Our economy is strong due to tax cuts and regulatory relief

We can do more to grow jobs in Rhode Island. We must do more for hard-working Rhode Islanders and the middle class. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and regulatory relief, our national economy is strong. But I would like to see Rhode Island share in more of that success. As US Senator I will:
Source: 2018 R.I. Senate campaign website Nov 1, 2018

Gina Raimondo: Rhode Island Innovation Institute: bring back manufacturing

Rhode Island has a long legacy of economic prosperity. For decades, we were a manufacturing powerhouse--and with manufacturing driving our economic growth, Rhode Island was able to grow a healthy, prosperous middle class. Our state thrived, and so did our families. But when the global economic climate changed, our state failed to adapt. Since then, we've relied on risky, poorly-planned gambles and insider deals.
Source: 2014 R.I. Gubernatorial campaign website, Nov 4, 2014

Barry Hinckley: Make R.I. the most attractive place to do business

Hinckley, the co-founder of a successful software firm, argued that it's time for new leadership in Washington to help the economy and refashion the tax code. "We need to make Rhode Island and America the most attractive place in the world to do business," he said. "We need fresh faces that are connected to Main Street."
Source: Boston Globe on 2012 R.I. Senate debate Oct 23, 2012

Barry Hinckley: Cut the business tax rate from 35% to 20%

Hinckley knew as a businessman that taxes and benefits added to the expenses made it hard to hire new employees in America. Hinckley favors cutting the business tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent.

Senator Whitehouse blamed the Bush administration for the economic situation that Rhode Islanders face. He favored innovation, manufacturing and creating new infrastructure as key ways to renew Rhode Island's economic landscape.

Source: on 2012 R.I. Senate debate Oct 23, 2012

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