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Economic Activity
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State general revenue collections crept up modestly in fiscal 2016, boosted by increases in revenue from income and sales taxes and user fees. more
Rhode Island’s No. 44 ranking on the 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, released this week by the Tax Foundation, makes it one of the least competitive states when it comes to tax code structure. more
With 6.1 percent home price growth over the year in July, the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 14th highest among the top 40 U.S. metros, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
(Updated 11:51 a.m.) Faced with high fees and poor performance, Rhode Island’s general treasurer plans to reduce the state’s investment in hedge funds, walking back a strategy implemented during the Great Recession. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods were little changed in August, while shipments of capital equipment declined for a fourth straight month, indicating lingering weakness in manufacturing. more
CB Insights recently released its Global Tech Exits Report, showing that the Ocean State ranked 30th in the nation for its number of exits for tech startups in the first half of 2016. more
Despite competition from a potential casino in Taunton, Mass., the operation of a Tiverton casino would mean increased jobs, tax revenue and new economic activity for the state of Rhode Island, according to an Economic Impact Study released Tuesday by Twin River Management Group. more
August sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts reached the second highest mark of the year, The Warren Group said this week. more
A record number of Rhode Island students took College Board tests last year, but Scholastic Aptitude Test scores fell compared with the prior year, according to a report released by the College Board on Tuesday. more
Rhode Island maintained its rank as the fourth most energy-efficient state in the country, according to this year’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. more
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