Economic Development
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The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission approved its first land sale Monday, signing off on a purchase-and-sales agreement with a Dallas-based developer who has plans to build a $50 million student apartment building in the Knowledge District. 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
After Providence rewrote downtown land-use rules two-and-a-half years ago to ease development, the citywide rezoning effort that culminated this month was supposed to be about the neighborhoods outside the central business district. more
James S. Bennett, the city’s economic-development director, will leave his position in early January to return to private industry, the office of Mayor-Elect Jorge O. Elorza announced Wednesday. more
Rhode Island ranked eighth in the nation in terms of jobs lost to China from 2001 to 2013, according to a study released by the Economic Policy Institute on Thursday. more
What started as a strategy to help save the vacant Industrial Trust Building in Providence is now part of the statewide debate over how to redevelop the city’s former Interstate 195 land. more
David Moscarelli, Rhode Island’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, is known as a “technology guru” by his peers. more
U.S. Treasury officials are satisfied the Slater Technology Fund did not spend federal funds recklessly and may be eligible to receive the bulk of a $9 million grant awarded three-and-a-half years ago. more
Rhode Island’s cities will drive its economy in the future and leaders should focus investments on the existing assets and people within them, according to a proposed economic-development plan for the state. more
Richard R. Spies became chairman of the Providence Plan in 2006, and continues to oversee the growth of the nonprofit and implementation of demonstration projects that have helped fulfill its mission. more
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