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New research collaborative to support economic development policy

Gov. Lincoln Chafee and a diverse group of Rhode Island leaders, including URI President David M. Dooley, announced $200,000 in funding to form the new College and University Research Collaborative.

Chafee recently met with key partners – including the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the Rhode Island Foundation – to outline the framework for an independent research division to support economic development policy. A combination of public and private funding will support the Collaborative.

“Together, we can put the collective expertise of our public and private institutions to work on behalf of informed economic policy decisions in our state,” said Dooley. “The effective use of data and research cannot be...

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