On March 9, 2020, RISCPA’s Grafton “Cap” Willey and Melissa Travis were named Directors of the Coalition along with Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Executive Director David Chenevert.
Rhode Island Business Coalition (RIBC) is comprised of 26 professional groups including RISCPA, Chambers of Commerce, Rhode Island Manufacturing Association, Rhode Island Builders Association, New England Business Association, Associated Builders & Contractors, and more. RIPEC, the RI Public Expenditures Council remains the foundational centerpiece of the Coalition. Through our collaborative efforts, we’ve achieved success in helping influence our government leaders to reduce the corporate income tax rate, eliminate the cliff while elevating the associated estate tax exemption to $1.5 million. The group has gained significant recognition and respect in a relatively short period of time.