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An independent analysis of promising economic clusters for Providence to nurture has identified five stars: life sciences, food processing and packaging, social enterprise, design coupled with advanced manufacturing, and education technology. more
Rhode Island will receive up to $20 million to test the state’s Health Care Innovation Plan. more
Twin River's proposed casino in Tiverton to replace Newport Grand is critical to Rhode Island's ability to compete with gaming in the Bay State, according to the casino owner and gaming-industry observers. "In competitive markets, … more
The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Nov. 23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, and James R. Berens, president of Wexford Science + Technology, will be the keynote speaker. more
This week's cover story tells a tale that every small businessperson dreads: a major customer goes under, leaving you with a bill that amounts to more than 10 percent of your yearly revenue. The company can't pay bills, lines of credit dry … more
Unions may hold considerable clout in Rhode Island, but labor law doesn't always favor their side. In construction, developers can't be forced to hire organized labor through the use of so-called project labor agreements. And in employment, … more
The Markit Economics final index of U.S. manufacturing decreased to an 11-month low of 53.9 in December from 54.8 a month earlier, the London-based group said today. more
Paolino Properties has purchased a historic brownstone, the Fletcher Building, from a local developer for $2.8 million, the company announced Thursday. more
Thanksgiving is next week. Along with the family and turkey and fixin’s come the annual -- and historically terrible -- holiday shopping forecasts. One of my favorite traditions is to wait until the National Retail Federation posts its annual holiday spending forecast, and then write a few columns dissecting both the methodology (it’s pretty awful) and the forecast track record (it’s even worse). more
Cash collections increased 5.1 percent through the first three months of the fiscal year, and 4.6 percent in September alone, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
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