The Rhode Island business community is bullish on the state’s economy, if an audience survey at an annual business luncheon is an accurate measure.
Nearly two-thirds of those attending the Economic Outlook Breakfast hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Santander Bank said they felt the state’s economy will be in “somewhat better shape” or “much better shape” a year from now. Audience members voted on a series of multiple-choice questions with electronic remote controls.
The Rhode Island business community remains largely optimistic about the state’s economic future, although a real-time survey taken Wednesday morning shows the bullish attitude could be slowing.
Nearly 300 members of the local business community were invited to participate in the survey during an annual economic-outlook breakfast hosted by Santander Bank and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
Ocean State Job Lot began construction this week on its new store in the former Shaw’s Market, 465 William S. Canning Boulevard.
The company will officially buy the property before the end of the month, according to a James Karam for First Bristol Corp.