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Movoto Real Estate has named Westerly the best place to live in Rhode Island, lauding the high quality of life and low crime and unemployment rates in the Ocean State’s southwestern-most town. more
WaterFire Providence will be able to request that the Army Corps of Engineers close the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier during WaterFire events in exchange for reimbursement of the costs, after the passage of a $12 billion U.S. water infrastructure bill on May 22. more
City Council President Michael Solomon Thursday proposed a new system for awarding property tax treaties for major land developments that does not include mayoral or council approval. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has awarded a total of $1.1 million in Industry Partnership grants to eight groups with proposals aimed at addressing the skills gap in Rhode Island. more
Roger Williams University has started a new law clinic that will enable students to give back to the community while gaining practical legal experience. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the final $150,000 in awards stemming from its year-long “Make It Happen RI” economic development initiative. more
The R.I. Economic Development Corporation’s Enterprise Zone Council voted Oct. 1 to approve Pawtucket’s request to designate a second enterprise zone in the city, The Pawtucket Times reported. more
With critics calling for radical change to the R.I. Economic Development Corporation in the wake of the 38 Studios disaster, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee turned to Marcel A. Valois, a trusted name who had run the quasi-state agency 16 years earlier. And within weeks, the choice seemed to have a calming effect on the organization, which had just been overhauled and seen the departure of a large portion of management. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation on Monday identified the first three projects to sign contracts under the state’s revived historic preservation tax credit program. more
The R.I. Division of Planning’s Statewide Planning Program, RhodeMap RI, will sponsor six public workshops around the state during the month of January as part of the final round of the “Great Places” series on community development. more
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