In preparation for the 11th Annual Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit, a series of pre-summit meetings are being scheduled for each of the Summit committees. These meetings are a great opportunity to be part of the early discussion on potential recommendations and solutions.
ALL MEETINGS WILL BE AT
Center for Women & Enterprise
132 George M. Cohan Blvd. | Providence, RI
November 2, 2017—3:00pm
Taxes & Budget - This committee covers all state tax issues with the goal of making the RI Tax system
November 2, 2017—5:00pm & November 6, 2017—8:30am
Emerging Markets - Minority businesses are starting up at unprecedented rates, and we can expect these businesses to play a key role in the health of our economy. Minority business start-ups and increased spending power within minority communities, are creating new business opportunities for companies to grow their market. This committee will focus on understanding cultural issues, how to market correctly to this growing demographic and gaining access to capital.
November 6, 2017—4:30pm
Main Street - Focuses on local initiatives to revitalize Rhode Island’s “main streets” by leveraging local assets and making thoughtful re-development and economy-boosting investments.
November 7, 2017—8:00am & November 13, 2017—5:00pm
Economic Development - Covers issues including access to capital, small business assistance programs including counseling and training, developmental and business development issues facing small businesses
November 9, 2017—8:30am
Workforce Development - The subcommittee will focus on the skills gap needed to fulfill workplace
requirements and the education and training employees need to become gainfully employed. These
necessary skills will eliminate significant barriers to employment.
November 13, 2017—5:30pm & November 15, 2017—8:30am
Healthcare - Works to create a cost effective, affordable healthcare system to small and medium size business. The committee works on issues to customized options including employee choice and defined contribution to help business owners stabilize their bottom line.
November 14, 2017—8:00am
Regulations - Committee identifies regulatory changes which can make Rhode Island an easier place to do business while sustaining public safety. State rules impacting labor management, construction/real estate development, energy, education and general cost of doing business re frequent areas of concern
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2018 ECONOMIC SUMMIT—JANUARY 5, 2018
For more information call the Center for Women & Enterprise (401)-277-0800
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