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Executive Order 95-10
March 16, 1995


WHEREAS, building long-term economic growth in Rhode Island requires an aggressive economic development strategy focused on well-defined goals and objectives for job creation, knowledge and skill creation and wealth creation; and

WHEREAS, the State's economic development strategy must foster job creation and challenge the private sector to assume major responsibilities for implementing an aggressive economic growth agenda; and

WHEREAS, development and implementation or this strategy requires a new partnership for economic growth which utilizes the strengths of each member to realize fully common economic goals and objectives; and

WHEREAS, this new partnership for growth must include input from local and regional economic development groups throughout Rhode Island and key community institutions such as hospitals and universities,

NOW, THEREFOR, I, LINCOLN ALMOND, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations do hereby order as follows:

I. There is hereby established an Economic Development Council (the "Council") within the Executive Department.

G. Monitor the implementation, and measure the performance of all State programs and policies designed to create and sustain economic growth in the State.

III. The Council shall be comprised of sixteen (16) members as follows:

A. The Governor;

B. The Director of the Department of Economic Development;

C. Fourteen public members chosen by the Governor.

IV. Members of the Council shall serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the Governor.

V. The Governor shall be a co-chair of the Council and shall also designate one public member of the Council to serve, at the pleasure of the Governor, as co-chair of the Council.

VI. All State agencies shall cooperate with the Council and shall furnish such information, and, at the request of the Governor, such staff and technical support, as may be requested by the Council.

VII. On April 1, 1996, and annually thereafter, the Council shall submit to the Governor a report assessing its activities and effectiveness during the immediately preceding twelve month period.

Lincoln Almond