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Friday, August 22, 2014

Rep. Langevin hosts working lunch in Charlestown

Stop in Charlestown was part of "RI in Business" tour to promote and highlight economic growth
By Will Collette
Left to right: Rep. Donna Walsh, Breachway Grill owner Craig Marr, Rep. Jim Langevine, Charlestown Town Council Vice-President Paula Andersen (photo by Will Collette)
On his South County swing during his week-long visit to Rhode Island businesses, Rep. Jim Langevin hosted a working lunch at popular local restaurant, the Breachway Grill.

The Congressman met with local business people and leaders to discuss what Rhode Island needs to promote job growth and small business development. In South County, tourism and the hospitality industry generate a tremendous amount of business activity.

Rep. Langevin said,

"I want to talk to every business owner and entrepreneur, and every student with a dream of opening a business in Rhode Island, because each of these people has something valuable to say.Only when we begin to better communicate and collaborate across industries and across the private-public divide will we be able to move forward. We need to change the public perception of Rhode Island as a roadblock to economic growth. We need to identify best practices and share those ideas with start-ups. We need to collaborate. We need to innovate. And we need to tell anyone who will listen that there is growth happening here, and we want more.”
Since his election to the US House of Representatives in 2000, Rep. Langevin has consistently delivered for the people of the Second District and state as a whole. Dozens of projects for research, infrastructure and economic development would not have happened without his hard work.