11 Big Ideas for Rhode Island

Great notions to make things better in tough times: internpreneurships, dance parties, and Netflix for underwear 
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 5, 2010

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Rhode Island has problems. We all know it. Unemployment, political corruption, the Providence College basketball team.

But if the state's hardcourt horrors are beyond remedy, our other challenges are not. Or so says a small band of smart, innovative folk working — in this corner and that — on a far-reaching Ocean State revival.

These people don't get a lot of attention in our humble public discourse. Indeed, the dominant image of the state, even internally, is one of dispiriting inertia.

But hope is not lost, people! Creativity abounds. You just have to spend a little time looking for it. The Phoenix did just that. And here is what we found: 11 big ideas for a small state. Read on ...

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