Economic Development Commission

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Members
  • David Woodmansee
  • Lawrence Casey
  • Ed Smith
  • Joseph Sheehan
  • Meredith H. Westner
  • Vacancy
Mission
The mission of the commission is to:
  • Encourage the attraction and expansion of industrial and commercial development that is consistent with the environmental policies in the Comprehensive Community Plan and town ordinances and regulations.
  • Develop site criteria for new business development and expansion of existing businesses, and identify locations that are most suitable for nonresidential development;
  • Recommend strategies to enhance local conditions favorable to the promotion of responsible economic growth;
  • Identify potential cooperative ventures with the University of Rhode Island to stimulate commercial and industrial development; and
  • Research federal and state economic development funding assistance programs and services.Encourage the attraction and expansion of industrial and commercial development that is consistent with the environmental policies in the Comprehensive Community Plan and town ordinances and regulations.