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February 01, 2002

Rick Kovar, executive director of the Rhode Island Technology Council for the past two years, resigned from his position. The 242-member Council is beginning the search for a new director.

John Anderson, CEO for Enterprise Florida since 1996, has announced his retirement effective in June. The nonprofit organization that handles economic development for the state has been accused in recent months for negative audit findings by the state, overstating its impact figures, and for Anderson's comment that the organization is not in the job creation business.

The North Carolina Technological Development Authority is going through staff cuts and reorganization after a critical audit caused the state to pull its funding. Five management and staff positions, comprising 40 percent of the organization's workforce, have been eliminated to regain the state's support and public confidence.

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