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Thirty-three percent of Rhode Island’s rural roads and 25 percent of its rural bridges are in need of repair, ranking Rhode Island among the U.S. states with the highest percentage of deficient rural roadways, according to a report issued Thursday by the Trip National Transportation Research Group. more
General Dynamics Electric Boat is in a hiring surge to meet the requirements of U.S. Navy contracts and has already added more than 720 new employees at its Quonset Point facility since the beginning of the year, according to Jason Vlaun, the company’s human resources manager. more
Edesia Inc., a nonprofit that produces ready-to-use therapeutic foods and supplemental foods for malnourished children, has signed a 25-year lease at Quonset Business Park, where it plans to build a new facility and relocate from its current Providence location. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
Rhode Island again ranked 20th among the 50 states in export growth for the first eight months of 2014, posting a 5.1 percent increase in foreign sales compared with the prior-year period, according to e-forecasting.com. more
If there was a theme to Providence Business News’ Manufacturing Awards program Thursday at Bryant University’s Bello Center, it was that teamwork helps an enterprise function at a level much greater than the sum of its parts. more
The cost of regular, unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island held steady from last week’s rate, but the state’s consumers are still paying four cents more for than the national average of $3.67 and three cents more than Massachusetts drivers, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey. more
Manufacturing expanded in August at the fastest pace in three years as orders grew by the most in a decade, showing U.S. factories will help power the economy into the third quarter. more
Nine months after launching its service connecting passengers to drivers of luxury cars in Providence, San Francisco-based Uber announced Friday it will expand its Rhode Island footprint to include Newport and Narragansett. more
On the 2014 Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations, released last week, CVS Caremark Corp. inched upward to No. 12 from No. 13 on the 2013 list. Also making the Fortune 500 again were Textron Inc. (No. 228) and United Natural Foods Inc. (No. 427). more
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