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Vietnam combat veteran John Shepard had already co-founded two breakthrough-technology companies – involving network firewalls and fingerprint readers – when he went looking for a line of credit for his most recent company, Veterans Assembled Electronics. more
At the present time, Rhode Island is consumed by two different issues. The first of these concerns our state’s approach to economic development. Do we rejigger the R.I. Economic Development Corporation into a Department of Commerce, or proceed with a marginally changed EDC but give the governor a more substantial hand? The second concerns the extension of Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist’s contract. more
North Kingstown will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement “smart growth” strategies to improve the economy, boost job creation and protect health and the environment, the EPA announced Thursday. more
As the redevelopment of Garden City Center continues, several national retailers have opted to open locations there, the center’s managing company announced Wednesday. more
Westerly and Attleboro are among the 20 communities that will be a part of Benjamin Moore & Co.’s 2013 “Main Street Matters” program, an annual project is designed to renew support for communities and local businesses by presenting a “revitalization package” to all participating neighborhoods that includes the exterior painting of local businesses in two- to three-blocks of the community. more
The R.I. Economic Development Corporation has approved a total of $174,791.97 of funding through the Renewable Energy Fund, which will be divided amongst four Rhode Island solar installation companies as they engage in clean energy projects across the state. more
Mohegan Sun announced plans Tuesday to expand its retail operations at its home base, with building set to begin later this year and be finished by 2015. The 200,000-square-foot project will be referred to as the Downtown District, and will feature upscale shopping, dining options and entertainment. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a total of $172,000 to four projects that were developed out of the Make It Happen Rhode Island Initiative. more
Any questions as to how much Brown University is contributing to the vitality of Providence and Rhode Island should be put to rest by the announcement last week of the $206 million plan to rehabilitate the South Street Power Station and develop a mixed-use building and parking facility adjacent to it. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Health, Dr. Michael Fine, will lead a Rhode Island healthcare and life science trade mission to Israel in November, the Health Department and the R.I. Economic Development Corporation announced on Tuesday. more
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