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Providence partners with nonprofits for economic program

September 11, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence has launched a partnership with a group of nonprofit organizations to increase economic growth.

WPRI-TV reports Mayor Jorge Elorza announced the Urban Innovation Partnership Monday during a press conference. Elorza says the partnership will focus on spurring economic growth in art, design and restaurant businesses along the Woonasquatucket River.

The presidents of Brown University and Rhode Island College along with leaders from other colleges and health care systems will oversee the partnership. Elorza says the Venture Café Foundation will also help with the program.

Brown University President Christina Paxson says the program is “grounded” in plans that will work. Paxson believes the program will help Providence grow into a city that successfully retains talent.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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