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  • ProJo: Impact of Trump Policies on R.I. Economy Hard to Measure

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    January 24, 2019

    As published in the Providence Journal:

    As the presidency of Donald Trump reaches the two-year mark, its impact on Rhode Island’s economy is difficult to measure, according to economists and industry leaders in the Ocean State.

    Many dire predictions about how Trump administration policies would play out here — a chill on the real estate market because of tax policy or a dampening of imports and the manufacturing sector because of trade policy — have yet to clearly materialize, while a boost to the state’s economy from lowering of taxes is muddled with other regional factors that have prodded the state upward.

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