Larry Girouard: “Where’s the Beef” Behind Any Promotional Campaign of RI?


In today’s GoLocalProv, Larry Girouard, former president of R.I. Taxpayers, correctly questions the effectiveness of any tourism/branding campaign for Rhode Island in the absence of improvements to the state’s political culture and business climate.

Without leadership demonstrating their resolve to rejuvenate our state’s business culture by passing some laws like the line item veto, ethics and others, no one will take Rhode Island seriously. When leadership wastes their valuable, and very limited time, on pinecone drippings, requiring business owners to give 2 week notification to change work schedules, ramrodding through the anti-business toll bill, etc, you get the picture that business friendly change will be painfully slow to the peril of our state.