Wednesday, June 28, 2017

RIHousing Connects with New Partners at Development Meet & Greet

RIHousing’s Development staff forged new partnerships with Rhode Island’s architects, electricians, contractors and landscapers at its first-ever Development Meet & Greet event.

RIHousing’s staff shared their expertise on leveraging a variety of funding sources to build and develop housing. The event was also an opportunity to link local housing developers with RI-based subcontractors, engineers and other small businesses.

“At RIHousing, we believe that housing is a critical piece of the puzzle in building  the state’s economy. In addition to building the talent pool, we need to ensure that our workforce has enough housing options,” said Barbara Fields, Executive Director of RIHousing. “When we build houses, we’re creating jobs – construction workers, architects, electricians – and bolstering the economy.”

Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce, Stefan Pryor, attended the event and shared information on RI Commerce programs available to help Rhode Island businesses grow.