II. Acknowledgements Kathleen Shannon Brown UniversityBrown UniversityChris Powell Ray Dipasquale CCRI Building the strategic roadmap that aims to accelerate Robin Smith CCRI Rhode Island’s green economy was truly a collaborative David Marquis Chemart Company effort. At the RIEDC, we believe that collaboration is the Jim Glover City of Providence key to any successful economic development strategy. Mike Sullivan Deepwater WindDEMPaul Rich The seamless collaboration generated at RIEDC’s June 2009 Nancy Olson Department of Labor and Training Green Economy Roundtable sparked genuine excitement Len Polizzotto Department of Labor and TrainingDraper LabSandra Powell about the future of Rhode Island’s green economy. RIEDC John Muggeridge Fidelity Investments would like to extend its gratitude to the stakeholders who David Speser Foresight Science and Technology participated in this important event. Some 120 participants Larry Gemma Gem PlumbingGard GlobalPedzi Makumbe worked together at this event to identify “acceleration Nancy J. Olson Governor’s Workforce Board RI initiatives” for Rhode Island’s green economy. The group Janet Raymond Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce determined the four key initiatives to advance the green Jim Shaffer Groove-Pin Corporation economy in Rhode Island. This would become the frame- Fred Unger Grow Smart Rhode IslandHeartwood Group, Inc.Scott Wolf work for this roadmap. Rick Hodges Hodges Badge Company guided the development of this roadmap. RIEDCRobert Cerio Raymond Wright Garry Bozylinsky Marion Gold Tom Dziki Shoguru Osada William McGowan John Farley Beth Cotter Marie Ganim Chris Long Blake Henderson Mark T. Sandvigen Terry Feeley Vin Graziano David Bogen Betsy Loucks Katharine Flynn Chris Cannata Paul Harden Brendan McNally Keith Hartley Alf Carroll Glenn Bachman Janet Raymond Geoff Grove Karen Pare Matt Auten Chris Benzak Steve Kitchen Fred Santaniello Chuck Norden Michael Cardente Robert Victor John Jacobson Linda Soderberg Al Durand Cheryl Merchant - - v 1.0IBEWRI-CIERIEDCRaytheonJob CorpsHope GlobalNational GridPilgrim ScrewJTJ InvestmentsLockheed MartinRaven ConsultingNewport BiodieselProvidence ChamberState of Rhode IslandPhil Pare and Sons IncRhode Island PrecisionKahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.New England Institute of TechnologyNew England Institute for TechnologyOffice of Lieutenant Governor Roberts To follow up this effort, RIEDC assembled key leaders to develop the roadmap for the critical green-economy initiatives that were identified in June. The content for this roadmap is based on workshops held in the fall of 2009. RIEDC wishes to acknowledge those who participated and spearheaded these workshops. These workshops proved invaluable to the roadmap which will marshal these initia tives and introduce a roll-out timeline to ensure short- and long-term economic growth. Special thanks go to Governor Carcieri, Speaker Murphy and Senate President Paiva Weed for hosting the Green Economy Roundtable in June as well as the forum held in February 2010, and for their continued support as RIEDC Special recognition goes to Fred Hashway and J. Michael RIEDC Saul, Co-Chairs of Rhode Island’s Green Economy Initia RIEDC tives and Jennifer Paolino, Manager of Rhode Island’s RISD Green Economy Initiatives. RISE EngineeringRite Solutions Green Economy Roadmap, Fall 2009 SGE / Northeast EngineersSAIC Initiative “Quarterbacks” State of Rhode Island Advanced Manufacturing State of Rhode Island Michael Gravier, Ph. D., Bryant University Tec-RI Leslie Taito, Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service Telecommunication Workers Union Energy Efficiency United Natural FoodsToray Plastics S. Bradley Moran, Ph. D., University of Rhode Island URI John Tuccillo, American Power Conversion URI Innovation URI Energy CenterURI Steve Lane, Ximedica Connie McGreavy USGBC Christine Smith, Science and Technology Advisory Council Rich Corcoran Viessmann Engineering Wind Power Julian Alssid Worforce Strategy Mark Higgins, Ph. D., University of Rhode Island Additional recognition to: Eric Offenberg, rTerra Roadmaps Advisory Board: Melissa Chambers, Julian Dash, Jon Duffy, Katharine Flynn, Marion Gold, Christopher Long and Workshop Participants Meaghan Wims Bob Chew Alteris Renewables Kleo Taliadouros Ameresco Facilitators and Authors: Robert Leaver and John Speck of New Mark Kravatz Aperion Institute Commons Jed Greenberg Aperion Institute Senior Editor: Meghan Hinds Mark DeMoranville, Ed.D Aperion Institute Dan Mendelsohn Applied Science Associates, Inc. RIEDC’s Research Team: Tim Cole, Irena Nedeljkovic and Dave Durfee Bay Computer Associates, Inc. Sara-Beth Sidla Advancing the Green Economy in Rhode Island 3
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