Economic Development
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Rhode Island could develop an alliance between higher education and industry that may help expand manufacturing and engineering here, according to one set of academic researchers exploring areas ripe for transformation through economic policy. more
The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as harsh winter weather chilled investment and exports dropped. The expansion stalled even as consumer spending on services rose by the most in 14 years. more
Mayor Angel Taveras unveiled a $678.4 million city budget proposal for fiscal 2015 Tuesday that would maintain the current residential and commercial tax rates. more
An agreement has been reached between Commonwealth Ventures LLC and the Heritage Harbor Museum Corporation to allow redevelopment of the South Street Power Station into an academic and nursing-school complex to go forward. more
The struggling Rhode Island construction industry could help reduce the state’s high unemployment rate by 1.4 percentage points if allowed to foster changes that would restore jobs, according to a study prepared for five trade groups by a Bryant University economist. more
The public may never know what proposals the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission turns down for the 20 acres of former highway land under its control, known as The Link. more
With the onset of spring, New England businesses are relying on improved consumer confidence and higher sales to drive economic recovery after a difficult first quarter affected by severe winter weather, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin on Monday announced a new $800,000 federal grant for infrastructure upgrades at the Port of Davisville designed to increase Rhode Island’s port capacity and improve cargo shipment flexibility for companies headquartered in Quonset Business Park. more
While New England’s unemployment rate as a whole remained relatively stable in 2013, Rhode Island’s rate was the highest in the region and among the highest nationally, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Friday. more
A Rhode Island film company has secured a deal with Screen Media Films and Universal Studios to produce 10 new motion pictures – including the thriller “Almost Mercy,” currently in pre-production – for on-demand video release reaching more than 100 million households, according to a release from Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s office. more
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