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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
BOSTON – The Mass. Department of Transportation announced last week that a panel charged with exploring public-private partnerships to fund certain transportation infrastructure projects was slated to hold its first public meeting last week. more
Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg headlined the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Tuesday by challenging attendees to take the initiative for improving the state’s economy. more
Startup accelerator Betaspring’s use of $1.4 million in federal State Small Business Credit Initiative funds may have violated U.S. Treasury Department requirements, according to an audit conducted by Lyon Park Associates. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $31 million in grants in 2013 to more than 1,300 nonprofits, the organization said Friday. more
Rhode Island’s combined state and federal top marginal tax rate on personal dividends income, currently 28.6 percent, ranks as the 20th highest rate in the country, according to a study published by the Tax Foundation on Tuesday. more
The Social Enterprise Ecosystem for Economic Development Summit has added former Clinton policy adviser Ira C. Magaziner to its lineup of keynote speakers for the annual event, to be held this year on April 25-26 at Brown University. more
A total of 1,989 new business entities registered with the R.I. Secretary of State’s Business Services Division in the first three months of 2014, the secretary’s office announced Thursday. more
Of Rhode Island’s estimated 413,196 households, 22,845 of them, or 5.53 percent, claim $1 million or more in investable assets, ranking the Ocean State at No. 17 nationally in the 2013 Global Wealth Monitor ranking of U.S. states by percentage of millionaire households. more
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