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 The incoming governor plans to hold a transition policy summit next month to talk about strategies for boosting Rhode Island's long struggling economy.

Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo says the summit will be held on Dec. 16 at her transition headquarters. The Democrat said Tuesday that more than 80 leaders from a variety of sectors will be invited to participate.

Raimondo's top issue during the campaign was the economy, and she pledged to be the "jobs governor." She outlined plans to oversee a resurgence of manufacturing in Rhode Island. She also wants to invest in areas where the state already has competitive advantages.

She says the summit will help her get ideas and feedback from those "on the front lines of policy, business, labor, social service and innovation."





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