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Economic Development
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Robert Murray, president of Bond, spoke recently with the Providence Business News about the company’s decision this year to establish an office in Providence. Bond, headquartered in Everett, Mass., has more than 750 employees and operates in nine states. In Providence, it occupies a 5,000-square-foot office at One Cedar Street. The construction management and general contracting company employs about 25 people on Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts projects, which will be coordinated out of the Providence location. more
Blade by blade, General Electric Co. is building part of its future a few miles off the Rhode Island coast, turning a one-time piece of Enron Corp. into a global renewable-energy business. more
In signs of a strengthening economy, businesses are increasingly reinvesting in both employees and big-ticket items despite rising health care costs and other concerns, according to Providence Business News' Summer 2016 Business Survey. … more
Problem: The capital city has a skills problem. In 2000 the unemployment rate for residents in the labor force totaled 9.3 percent, compared with 13.7 percent in 2014. The Providence Working Cities team has also identified a skills gap between … more
Problem: Beachcombers who frequent Westerly's coastline might not get to see the North End neighborhood, which is struggling. Last school year, more than 53 percent of students attending Springbrook Elementary were eligible for subsidized lunch – … more
Problem: The Pawtucket unemployment rate exceeds state and national averages, while 32.1 percent of children younger than 18, and 15.2 percent of adults older than 65 are living in poverty. The majority of people in these demographics are immigrants … more
PAWTUCKET – James E. Doyle, a former mayor and fixture in city government for 40 years, died on Aug. 26. News of his death came during opening events of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, a signature event he started nearly two decades ago. … more
Problem: Despite marginal population growth since 2000, the Cranston Working Cities team says the city is losing economic ground, as the poverty rate has grown from 8 percent in 2000 to 11.2 percent in 2010. A growing economic divide between eastern … more
The city hopes to repurpose a historic former office building that supported the now-razed Lafayette Worsted Mill complex. The city is requesting proposals from developers for the sale and renovation of the building, which includes 12,000 square feet of land and room for up to 17 parking spaces. more
A ribbon cutting will be held for the new $68 million Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences at the University of Rhode Island on Tuesday morning. more
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