Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning (MCP)


Community Planning and Area Development

First Advisor

Dennis C. Muniak


This project consists of a brief history of the Rhode Island economy, a discussion of the need for economic development, and some of the advantages and disadvantages of development. It also discusses Rhode Island's assets, resources, and limiting factors to economic development, leading to recommendations of policy priorities and strategies for action to improve Rhode Island's economy.



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