Rhode Island. Department of Economic Development (1974-1995) | State Archives Catalog
Name: Rhode Island. Department of Economic Development (1974-1995)
Historical Note: The Rhode Island Development Council was created per 1951 Public Law Chapter 2732. The Development Council was abolished by 1974 Public Law Chapter 100 which created the Department of Economic Development (AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT). This act also establishes the Howard Development Corporation and the Rhode Island Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation. Also within the department was also established an economic development council consisting eleven members.