Community-wide meeting this Thursday to tackle issues facing local businesses

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NEWPORT — There will be a community-wide meeting held this Thursday to bring forth issues facing local businesses.

The meeting is being put on by the ReNewport: Supporting Businesses and Entrepreneurs task force.

The meeting will be held on November 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the North Country Career Center.

Recently the task force undertook a business development survey in the greater Newport to identify important opportunities and needs the local economy must focus on to be successful in the future.

The survey found that broadband, access to capital, as well as cross-border marketing were the top three issues businesses care about most.

Financing and cross-border marketing will be the main topics for the meeting, with experts in the field from across the state present to discuss these issues.

Broadband will also be presented and discussed, however, there is currently a larger meeting specifically on that topic being planned by NVDA for early December.

All business and community members are encouraged and welcome to attend.

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