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Grow Smart Rhode Island – a nonprofit that advocates for sustainable economic growth in the Ocean State – will honor individuals, plans and projects that play to Rhode Island’s strengths, generate sustainable economic benefits and improve the state’s communities and neighborhoods at its second annual awards gala in June. more
Officials from Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the F-35 Lightning II, stopped by the R.I. Department of Administration Thursday afternoon to discuss the need for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and how its manufacture will benefit Rhode Island’s economy. more
Plans to turn a former chocolate factory in Mansfield into condominiums have been halted after local voters Tuesday rejected an article that would have rezoned the building for residential use, reported Attleboro’s Sun Chronicle. more
CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Larry Merlo on Tuesday told an audience of about 500 business, government and organizational leaders that success begins with an innovative idea. more
Marcel A. Valois, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s nominee to lead the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, was unanimously confirmed by the Rhode Island Senate Tuesday. more
Building Futures, a program of The Providence Plan, was named the 2013 winner of the Governor’s Workforce Board’s Innovation Award. more
As the 2013 legislative session heads toward its closing date, Rhode Island has a great economic opportunity within its grasp. Passage of a carefully constructed historic-tax-credit program would kick-start jobs, revitalize neighborhood economies and help get us back in business. more
Even though Rhode Island has gained some economic strength in 2013, the Ocean State “still lags behind other states in New England when looking at major economic indicators such as growth of the gross state product and the unemployment rate,” according to the spring 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. economy remains hampered by high unemployment and government spending cuts, and tightening policy too soon would endanger the recovery. more
The Rhode Island Foundation held its annual meeting last week, and among many of the standard attributes of such a gathering, the foundation highlighted three initiatives that reflect a stepped-up engagement in the state’s public life. more
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