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Economic Development
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Providence's behavior suggests that city government sees commercial property taxes as a key to patching its fiscal problems. How else to explain that the city has the third-highest commercial property tax rate in the nation, according to a recent … more
NEWPORT – Newport Shipyard has won a $744,990 federal grant to make capital improvements that will help create jobs, increase economic activity and improve its building, service and maintenance capabilities, Sen. Jack F. Reed said. Reed, … more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted against awarding a commercial resort casino license in Brockton in Southeastern Massachusetts, also known as Region C. more
GE Digital, a tech division of the General Electric Co., is temporarily moving into downtown Providence offices until the beginning of 2017. more
Three historic commercial structures in Providence and North Providence that will be converted to apartments will qualify for as much as $5.2 million in state historic preservation tax credits, the state announced Monday. more
What's not to like? General Electric Co. is opening a new technology center in Providence and has started the hiring process for the 100 jobs it expects to put here. The decision to build a satellite office in Rhode Island after the … more
For years, economic-development specialists have been saying that Providence needs to get more construction underway, particularly construction of hotels, as room vacancy rates go down and cost of rooms go up. After some dithering, the … more
When Christina H. Paxson, an Ivy League educated economist, was contemplating applying for the presidency of Brown University, did she see herself wading into the tough playpen of real estate development in Rhode Island, and even joining the … more
The Highlander Institute spent two years researching an idea for an education-innovation cluster that would develop links between Rhode Island educators, nonprofits, education-technology companies and university researchers. "It was … more
A host of business, labor and community leaders on Thursday are holding a press conference to talk about the redevelopment of the so-called Superman Building at 111 Westminster St., Providence, which has been vacant for about three years. more
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