PBN Staff WriterTwitter: @Eli_Sherman
After completing a nationwide search, the University of Rhode Island has tapped an industry veteran to become state director of the R.I. Small Business Development Center.
PBN Staff WriterTwitter: @pdaddona
Crossroads Rhode Island and the former Rhode Island Family Shelter in Warwick have partnered to reopen the shuttered shelter, Mayor Scott Avedisian announced Friday.
Hospitality & Tourism
Hotel occupancy rates in the Newport and Providence-Warwick areas increased year to date in Newport, and year over year in July for Providence and Warwick, tourism experts report.
By PBN StaffTwitter: @ProvBusNews
Hotel tax collections grew 7.3 percent year over year in June, and meal and beverage tax collections increased 6.6 percent, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue.
By Jeremy Herron and Oliver RenickBloomberg News
Investors who woke up expecting clarity on interest rates or the strength of the U.S. economy got neither.
The Rhode Island state website was named a finalist in the Center for Digital Government’s annual “Best of the Web” competition.
Participation rates on advanced placement exams increased by 7 percentage points compared with the previous year, according to the R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.