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Xconomy - In Boston’s Shadow, Rhode Island Fights for Life Science Jobs, Respect

Xconomy - In Boston’s Shadow, Rhode Island Fights for Life Science Jobs, Respect

By Alex Lash - Septemebr 19th, 2018

Xconomy Boston — [Updated 9/19/18, 3:40 p.m. See below.]Rhode Island, and especially its capital city, have many pieces in place to help a tech-savvy cluster take off: a revitalized downtown with exquisite architecture, thriving food and arts scenes, and a welter of academic centers, including the top-notch Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and the University of Rhode Island. The centerpiece is a swath of reclaimed downtown land where a freeway once ran, now dedicated to health organizations and innovation.