Economic Development
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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
Not long after Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $1.25 million package of new programs to fight joblessness last summer, the state’s unemployment rate began its latest creep upward before settling at 9 percent in November, 2 percentage points higher than the national average and tied for the highest in the country. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick will lead a coalition of the state’s government and industry leaders on the Massachusetts/Asia Innovation Partnership Mission in December that seeks to strengthen partnerships with Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as expand opportunities in the region. more
As the March 31 deadline to apply to the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition approaches, the organizers announced Tuesday that they will award prizes valued at more than $200,000 – including up to $50,000 in cash to the top competitor – when the winners are named in May. more
Economic development and the celebrated successes of local businesses topped the list of most-read stories on PBN.com in 2013. Three of the top six stories were the announcements of winners in Providence Business News’ annual Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work, 40 Under Forty and Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards. more
More than 100 Rhode Island residents, business owners, state officials, local planners and lawmakers gathered at the Statehouse on Thursday night to kick off RhodeMap RI, a year-long project to create statewide economic development and housing plans that link with strategies for future development, transportation, land use and the environment. more
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