"Early this year a talented lawyer-turned businessman announced that he would be leaving Rhode Island, a place he described as 'probably one of the most livable areas east of the Allegheny Mountains.' Sadly, his reasons for leaving were not based on living conditions; rather, they resulted from the better business opportunities in other states. Therein lies a major problem for Rhode Island."
Smolski, Chester, "Improving R.I.'s Business Climate" (1982). Smolski Texts. 157.