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Economic Development
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Dwane Holloman plans to dedicate his summer to an American rite of passage: a teen job. The 17-year-old will operate amusement park rides at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania, near his home. more
Johnson & Wales University has begun site preparation for construction of a three-story, $40 million academic building in the Jewelry District downtown. A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday. more
The state’s 5 percent hotel tax collections increased year over year for August, but is rising at a slower rate than it did a year ago, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue’s latest report. more
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
One way to convince a small business to move to Providence is to “bribe your boss,” a somewhat light-hearted – yet pointed – take on economic development that invites employees, by way of a new website, to send the boss’ contact information so movers, shakers and believers in the city can take the leader to lunch and “make driving back to the ‘burbs tough.” more
Two new state government appointees will focus on economic development efforts at the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. Stefan Pryor, the new commerce secretary, has appointed Darin Early as chief operating officer and Daniel Jennings as senior economic development adviser. more
More than 3,700 people contributed more than 38,000 gifts to help the Trinity Repertory Company reach its $18 million comprehensive capital campaign, theater leaders said Friday. more
(Updated 4:20 p.m.) The stopover here for the Volvo Ocean Race has impressed a race executive who says he would like to see a repeat visit during the next race in 2017-18. more
A company that has proposed to develop a 1.25-acre site on the former Interstate 195 land for student apartments has asked for more time to complete its review of the property and obtain a tax incentive agreement through the city. more
(Updated 1:04, 1:28, 3:01 and 4:07 p.m.) James J. Skeffington, the prominent lawyer who was part of the new Pawtucket Red Sox ownership that is trying to move the team to Providence, died Sunday while jogging near his home, his spokeswoman Patti Doyle confirmed. more
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