Today General Treasurer Seth Magaziner released the following statement regarding CNBC's "America's Top States for Business" ranking Rhode Island 46th in the country:
"Rhode Island can, and must, do much better than 46th as a place to do business. We can make our state an economic leader with a 21st century economy by investing in our people and our infrastructure. This means building great public schools, world-class higher education, and workforce training. It also means upgrading Rhode Island's infrastructure, which CNBC calls 'dismal,' to meet the needs of a modern economy. Rhode Island can be a national economic leader but it requires bold and innovative leadership that focuses on making smart investments that will catalyze growth and broad based opportunity."