RI gov: France trip helped ties with company

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee says his recent trip to France helped relations with a software company that employs about 350 workers in Rhode Island.

Chafee returned to the Statehouse on Tuesday following his visit to Dassault Systemes, which maintains corporate headquarters in a Paris suburb. Chafee says he wanted to meet personally with executives at the company to "advocate" for Rhode Island.

Chafee says Dassault is a "great, fast-growing company" that offers the kinds of jobs Rhode Island needs.

No state money was used on the two-day trip. Chafee's expenses will be covered by the Rhode Island Commodores, a nonprofit organization that seeks to help stimulate economic enterprise.

James S. Bennett, chairman of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority's board of directors, traveled with the governor.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting