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Economic Development
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(Updated 12:03 p.m.) Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad said that Newport has been awarded an “exclusive” two-month negotiating window to secure the North American stopover in the 2017-2018 edition of the global race. more
The National Park Service has added the city’s century-old Standard Paper Box Corp. mill complex to the National Register of Historic Places, State Historic Preservation Officer Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the state Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, said Tuesday. more
The city has begun reviewing a two-tiered proposal for standardized agreements for tax incentives in the Interstate 195 redevelopment district, including a 20-year phase-in of property taxes for five companies that propose projects of at least $50 million. more
The University of Rhode Island's 11th president, David M. Dooley, recently told the graduating class of Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich that a love of research propelled him into college as a student and into a career in education that today has … more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation will hire an executive search firm to help identify and hire about a dozen junior- to senior-staff members who will help the agency administer the economic-development programs created under the current state budget. more
The city has approved a new, standardized tax stabilization ordinance to promote business investment, one that provides administrative approval for projects of at least $250,000. more
If the General Assembly is casting about for a way to open its 2015 session, one guaranteed way to help the state move forward is to re-authorize the historic-preservation tax credit program. more
Mayor James Diossa has launched an Economic Development Task Force to help grow the city’s economy, create jobs and improve the business climate. more
The twin shocks of the massacre in Tunisia and the financial meltdown in Greece have sent tourism shares sharply lower. The industry has grown increasingly resilient in recent years, however, and it probably will recover relatively quickly. That … more
Rhode Island will partner with the Brookings Institution, one of the nation’s most prominent public policy organizations, to identify economic development initiatives and industries that have the most potential to strengthen the economy. more
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