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Economic Development
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A decade ago then-Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline held a competition to design a park for the land being freed up by the relocation of Interstate 195. The winning proposal included a pedestrian bridge linking the east and west sides of the … more
Starting with the Navy shrinking its presence nearly half a century ago, Aquidneck Island has lost more than one-quarter of its population, with Newport and Middletown accounting for the entire decline. And the state expects that trend to continue. … more
Be it ever so modest, Rhode Island's recovery is reigniting the debate over which economic-development policies are the best ones to implement. And despite the wonky subject matter, it is one that touches some very emotional issues. At … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week released a nearly $9 billion budget plan that targets increased state investment in education and workforce preparation, as well as economic-development initiatives. The fiscal 2017 budget … more
Gaming activities provide the third-largest single source of revenue for Rhode Island. The arrival of gaming in Massachusetts puts this cash flow in jeopardy. The owners of Twin River and Newport Grand are not sitting idly by, waiting for … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says that when out-of-state business leaders see her coming, they know what's about to happen. She's going to sell Rhode Island to them. Of course she is. In a state that doesn't require big numbers to move the needle, … more
When it comes to being an advocate of good government here in Rhode Island, patience is not only a virtue, it's a pragmatic necessity. That's because the pace of reform is a slow grind from one major issue to the next. Every reform issue that has … more
It's easy to see why residents of the poorest of the neighborhoods that the Route 6-10 connector snakes through in Providence have felt forgotten by city and state leaders. More than one-quarter of the residents of the six predominantly … more
One thing that Rhode Island's small-business community cannot say is that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has been sitting on her hands when it comes to helping more entrepreneurs be successful (an approach that is in direct opposition to that of her … more
The U.S. Small Business Administration of Rhode Island is hosting a “meet the lenders” event this month to help small-business owners connect with lenders to discuss financial needs. more
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