Economic Development
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Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo has rightly identified job creation as a top priority as she prepares to take the reins from Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. And in reaching out to the business community through last week’s Jobs Summit, she has also struck the right tone with a constituency that too often has failed to connect with Mr. Chafee. But Raimondo’s efforts to help grow jobs, like those of Mr. Chafee and state legislative leaders, will come down to the details and her ability to find consensus. more
It’s almost a cliche at this point – the U.S. needs to spend more on infrastructure. Other countries are running circles around us in the infrastructure department. It’s fashionable to blame this on the Republicans’ scorched-earth tactics against President Barack Obama, and on conservative distrust of government spending in general. And those are certainly factors. Problems with state and local government finances are another issue. more
A large trailer has taken up residence outside 111 Westminster St., known as the “Superman” building. more
Thirty-five new, affordable homes for senior citizens at the former St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church were celebrated on Thursday. more
Bristol-based Roger Williams University is planning to renovate and lease One Empire Plaza, more than doubling its presence downtown for adult learners when it opens in May of 2016. 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
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo called on more than 80 invited business people Tuesday night at the “Jobs Summit” to marshal the “palpable” energy and optimism in the room and do the “work” of isolating action steps toward future policy decisions. more
Rhode Island Housing has authorized $24 million in funding for affordable housing improvements in the West End of Providence, including 57 new homes at the Phoenix Renaissance Apartments and a renovation of the Aaron Briggs Apartments. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo said that she will nominate Stefan Pryor to the newly created post of Secretary of Commerce. more
The Providence Biltmore has affiliated with Hilton Worldwide by joining its Curio Collection, a global group of hotels known for their uniqueness and authenticity. more
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