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Economic Activity
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The Governor’s Workforce Board, in partnership with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, is creating a plan to improve the delivery of workforce development services and is holding a series of business focus groups as part of the process. more
An oceanfront cottage built in 1870, with a view of First Beach, sold recently for $1,842,500. more
Lila Delman Real Estate International has listed “Ocean Lawn,” an estate overlooking the Cliff Walk once owned by Harvey S. Firestone, the son of the founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber. more
Construction has begun on new visitor facilities at George Washington Memorial Campground here. more
Consumer confidence declined in July on concerns global risks will dim prospects for the U.S. economy. more
Media General Inc.’s board agreed to enter into negotiations with Nexstar Broadcasting Inc. about an acquisition, though unanimously rejected the company’s previous bid, saying it undervalues the company. more
The west side has gained several new business tenants. Cleverhood LLC, a Providence-based outerwear company, recently moved from Clifford Street, in the Jewelry District, to newly renovated space at 425 W. Fountain St., an area that has attracted residential conversions and now is adding more retail. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
Cash collections rose during the first seven months of the fiscal year, increasing 2.6 percent to $2 billion compared with $1.96 billion during the same period last year, the state Department of Revenue said Monday. more
The Rhode Island unemployment rate for January dropped by a tenth of a percentage point to 5.3 percent compared with December, even as the number of jobs in the state fell, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
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