PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island leaders gathered Monday for a groundbreaking on the Wexford Science Technology innovation campus, hailing the project as transformative for the old 195 land and a sign of economic momentum.
Gov. Gina Raimondo was joined by the state’s entire congressional delegation and General Assembly leaders at the ceremonial event along Dyer Street, near Brown University’s 220 Dyer St. building and the Garrahy courthouse. More than 100 attendees sweated under a hot sun as they listened to speeches praising the project and the efforts that went into it.
“It is a symbol to the rest of the world that Rhode Island has momentum in this 21st-century innovation economy,” Raimondo declared, arguing the Wexford campus will be “a transformative project for Rhode Island.”