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Economic Development
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The Providence City Council on Thursday is expected to consider a tax agreement to encourage the redevelopment of the former U.S. Rubber Co. storage building, which was purchased by WaterFire Providence and is being renovated into a venue for its headquarters and as an arts and education center. more
Rhode Island is rich in economic history. Samuel Slater, dubbed "father of the American Industrial Revolution" by Andrew Jackson, erected his first mill in Pawtucket. A hundred years later the robber barons transformed the oceanside city of Newport … more
The Raimondo administration will ask state lawmakers this year to modify state laws authorizing various economic development programs to encourage small manufacturers to apply for incentives. 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
The last few months have been noteworthy for news of companies moving operations to Rhode Island. GE Digital, Virgin Pulse and Johnson & Johnson have committed to bringing nearly 500 jobs to the Ocean State, success of the kind that has not … more
PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island executives with expertise in medical innovation told the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission Feb. 20 they want to create a new center to attract talent and spur business creation. The proposal, … 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
Stefan Pryor has reached his second anniversary as Rhode Island's first commerce secretary, a role that puts him at the intersection of job creation, business and housing development. 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
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