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The R.I. Public Expenditure Council will hold a forum on the state’s business climate next week featuring review panels of policymakers, analysts and economists both from within Rhode Island and representing national organizations. more
About 48 million Americans have hearing loss, and more than half of them are younger than 55. Most don’t wear hearing aids – not because they don’t need them but because they buy into the stigma that hearing loss is for the elderly. Even with hearing aids – and this is one of the best-kept secrets of the hearing- aid industry – you may need even more help to hear a lecture, a sermon or a play. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration will partner with the city of Central Falls and Navigant Credit Union to provide free training aimed at helping small businesses explore federal government contracting opportunities. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council set its agenda for the next two years at its annual meeting, held Monday evening at the R.I. Convention Center. more
The Greater New Bedford Industrial Foundation celebrated the completion last week of Flaherty Drive, an 800-foot extension of New Bedford Business Park. more
Oreste D’Arconte has been named the 2013 Person of the Year by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce. This is his second designation by the organization. more
The message to business leaders at the 2013 Rhode Island Economic Summit on Friday was to be honest about what needs to be done in the state to improve the economic climate and to develop recommendations for state legislators to address in the next session of the General Assembly. more
Frank LaTorre, director of public space for the Providence Downtown Improvement District – an advocacy and management organization representing the interests of property owners in downtown Providence – has described the DID’s large-scale downtown landscaping program as “a community building tool representing the spirit of the renaissance underway in downtown Providence.” more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cleared the Providence Economic Development Partnership to restart lending to local small businesses under its revolving loan program. more
There was a lot of manufactured handwringing earlier this month about the middling performance of American 15-year-olds on a global measure of reading, mathematics and science skills. Yet if we look at the scores on the Program for International Student Assessment in the context of another international competition, we get a clearer picture. more
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