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Economic Development
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The proposed creation of a School Building Authority in Rhode Island will allow the state to direct construction funds to public schools based on prioritized need, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
PROVIDENCE – The House has approved legislation to clear the way for construction of a hotel at or near the Twin River Casino in Lincoln. The bill, introduced by Rep. Jeremiah T. O'Grady, D-Lincoln, now goes to the Senate for … more
Something remarkable happened in the recently concluded legislative session. For the first time in a long time, the governor's budget initiatives weren't dead on arrival. And a flood of new resources is being pumped into economic-development … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the third-worst state for businesses, according to a CNBC study. The poor ranking is still an improvement for the Ocean State when compared to 2014's last-place standing. Rhode Island's best score was … more
(Updated July 8 to correct information regarding the governor's budget proposal) Nothing in the new state budget appears to be able to help rescue the so-called "Superman Building," the iconic skyscraper in Providence that lost its last tenant in 2013. Where are its advocates? In previous years, when the owner of the … more
The Procaccianti Group is seeking a 12-year tax stabilization agreement, including a three-year introductory period with no property taxes, to level the Fogarty Building downtown and construct a nine-story, extended-stay hotel. more
Without the opportunity to lure funding presented by Providence-based Betaspring, a nationally recognized business accelerator, Jon Bittner and his partners never would have brought their startup, Splitwise Inc., to the Ocean State. Nor would they … more
The region's leaders should be working together to keep the PawSox in Pawtucket. McCoy Stadium is a place where a family of six can attend a game and each family member could have a hot dog and a soda for less than $60. The … more
It's been nearly four months since Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza took over the corner office at 25 Dorrance St. While new leadership often brings a great sense of hope and optimism, the rose petals can fall quickly in Providence, where many … more
Since the huge crime drop that began in the 1990s, cities have become a more attractive place for young and high-income people to live. more
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