Is RI-Innovates Corporate Cronyism in the Best Interests of Ocean State Families?
Part of the RI Innovates plan is designed to give away taxpayer-funded subsidies to many of the same industries targeted by a similar in the Empire State, called Start-Up NY.
After the implementation of a $53 million national advertising blitz country (including Rhode Island),Start-Up NY created on net only 76 new jobs. Alarmingly, this total doesn’t even reflect the program’s total investment, merely the costs incurred to advertise it.
Horvath, Joe (2016, April 20). Is RI-Innovates Corporate Cronyism in the Best Interests of Ocean State Families? Rhode Island Center For Freedom and Prosperity. Retrieved from http://rifreedom.org/2016/04/alec-is-ri-innovates-corporate-cronyism-in-the-best-interests-of-ocean-state-families/