I agree with Jim in that many of us thought that the money invested by our government would have done more good spread across 38 different companies at $2M each instead of putting it all into 38 Studios.
We need more incubators like Betaspring and VCs. A more positive business tax structure would help too.
We have a very vibrant arts community. Apple, one of the most successful companies of our age, liked to live at the intersection of Technolgy and Liberal Arts. Something that we are well positioned to do here in RI.