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It would be a stretch to say that Thayer Street in Providence’s College Hill neighborhood and Main Street in Woonsocket are two peas in a pod. more
Economic development and the celebrated successes of local businesses topped the list of most-read stories on PBN.com in 2013. Three of the top six stories were the announcements of winners in Providence Business News’ annual Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work, 40 Under Forty and Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards. more
CUMBERLAND – Civic Builders last month announced the closing of financing and start of construction on the 40,000-square-foot charter school for Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy. more
WEST GREENWICH – Coast to Coast Fulfillment Inc., a third-party logistics provider, has completed the second phase of its planned expansion, doubling the size of its order-processing center in West Greenwich, the company announced last week. more
Forty-six years is a long time to complete a real estate development. But the transformation of the former Brown and Sharpe mill complex in Providence into the mixed-use Foundry wasn’t a run-of-the-mill construction project. Antonio Guerra purchased the property in 1968, when it had become run-down, commercially obsolete and the city around it was being emptied by the suburbs. Last month, Foundry Associates marked the start of work on the final phase of the complex’s redevelopment, construction of 196 new units to be added to the Promenade Apartments, with a celebration that also remembered Guerra, who died roughly a month earlier. more
A local arts group is in its second year of negotiations with state officials about a plan to build a waterfront concert venue on the site of the former Shooters nightclub in Providence. more
After Providence rewrote downtown land-use rules two-and-a-half years ago to ease development, the citywide rezoning effort that culminated this month was supposed to be about the neighborhoods outside the central business district. more
North Kingstown’s Lafayette Mill got a boost Dec. 9 with the addition of Bridge Technical Talent, which consolidated offices in East Greenwich and Warwick and moved 20 employees into 4,000 square feet of space. The mill has 80 percent occupancy. The Hive has also been a catalyst since opening in September, offering co-working space in 2,500 square feet. Pictured on left is James Wright, partner at Bridge and Michael Baker, Advantage Group owner, at Bridge’s new office. more
Ruarri J. Miller’s search for a site to build apartments for aspiring young businesspeople took him to old mills in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. But ultimately Miller chose downtown Woonsocket, not just for its real estate, but for the enthusiasm and eagerness community leaders showed toward outside investment and his unconventional idea. more
James S. Bennett, the city’s economic-development director, will leave his position in early January to return to private industry, the office of Mayor-Elect Jorge O. Elorza announced Wednesday. more
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