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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator has applauded President Barack Obama’s signing of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains a provision aimed toward increasing women-owned small businesses access to the federal contracting marketplace. more
A city developer has entered into exclusive negotiations with the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission to purchase a piece of former highway land in the city’s Fox Point neighborhood. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
Six Rhode Island businesses will receive $269,963 in grants from the state’s Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (Innovate RI Fund), according to the R.I. Commerce Corporation and the R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council. more
Burying unpopular high-voltage wires running between downtown Providence and East Providence will cost roughly $11 million more than previously estimated, utility National Grid has told state and city leaders. more
The House Finance Committee late Thursday night passed an $8.7 billion state budget bill unveiled by Democratic leadership that would lower the state’s corporate tax rate and cut estate taxes, while raising the gas tax and motor vehicle fees. more
Newport Harbor Corp. has sold the Newport Yachting Center on the city’s waterfront to Peregrine Group LLC for an undisclosed price, the company announced Tuesday. more
Aspen Aerogels has been chosen by the East Providence Chamber of Commerce as the 2014 recipient of its Business of the Year Award. more
(Updated 10:35 a.m. and 11 a.m.)Brown University may have had the largest endowment out of colleges and universities in Rhode Island in fiscal 2014, but Salve Regina University had the largest percentage gain at 17.3 percent. more
After advancing slightly in last year’s ranking, Rhode Island dropped once again to dead last in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2014 report. The 2014 ranking represents the third time in the last four years that Rhode Island came in at No. 50 in the CNBC report, which scored all 50 states on 56 measures of economic competitiveness. more
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