Economic Development
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A growing belief Rhode Island can become the “Silicon Valley of food” is fueling new collaborations and community discussions that have the potential to catalyze business growth, industry leaders say. more
While New England’s unemployment rate as a whole remained relatively stable in 2013, Rhode Island’s rate was the highest in the region and among the highest nationally, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Friday. more
With its plan to expand educational efforts in downtown Providence, Roger Williams University is doing more than energizing its offerings. It will help boost the capital city as well. more
I have been blessed to live and work all my life in Providence and to represent this great city as mayor. Many times in the past, I have seen the city’s leaders rise to the challenge of changing economic circumstances. Often, this challenge is manifested in the plight of a landmark downtown building that is empty and seemingly without prospects. more
When Boston venture-capital firm Braemar Energy Ventures was deciding where to relocate a West Coast smart-grid company it had just purchased, high-speed and commuter train service helped give Providence an edge. more
Honda will begin shipping autos to the Port of Davisville in 2014, a “key sign of growth in the port’s emergence as one of the largest auto-importers in North America,” the Quonset Development Corporation announced Friday. more
In the first round of 2013 grant funding through the Renewable Energy Fund, the R.I. Economic Development Corporation board of directors has approved a combined $184,334 to seven companies to support solar photovoltaic systems that will produce electricity in a “cleaner, more sustainable manner,” the quasi-state agency announced Tuesday. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the R.I. Department of Transportation have announced the completion of the land transfer process between the state and the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission. more
What do David Brancaccio (journalist, documentary filmmaker and host of American Public Media’s Marketplace), Martin Keen (the creative genius behind Keen Footwear and now Focal Upright Furniture), and Saul Kaplan (author and chief catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory) all have in common? more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has nominated Nami Studios President Maeve Donahue for the R.I. Economic Development Corporation board of directors, the governor announced Thursday. more
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