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The proposed creation of a School Building Authority in Rhode Island will allow the state to direct construction funds to public schools based on prioritized need, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Rhode Island should be attracting a substantial amount of research and development, considering its mostly urban environment, good public and private universities and its human capital, says Michael Hicks, director of Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research, which last month released its 2014 Manufacturing and Logistics Report. more
Lisa Konicki is going full-speed ahead 17 years into her role as executive director of the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce. more
PROVIDENCE – The House has approved legislation to clear the way for construction of a hotel at or near the Twin River Casino in Lincoln. The bill, introduced by Rep. Jeremiah T. O'Grady, D-Lincoln, now goes to the Senate for … more
Four cities and towns have launched the Rhode Island beta of OpportunitySpace, an online database of public properties intended to promote transparency and community redevelopment. more
(Updated, July 10, 8:51 a.m.) The $2.4 million renovation of Kennedy Plaza will begin Tuesday, July 15, with an official groundbreaking ceremony, city spokeswoman Ann Gooding confirmed Wednesday. more
Edesia Inc., a nonprofit that produces ready-to-use therapeutic foods and supplemental foods for malnourished children, has signed a 25-year lease at Quonset Business Park, where it plans to build a new facility and relocate from its current Providence location. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
The region's leaders should be working together to keep the PawSox in Pawtucket. McCoy Stadium is a place where a family of six can attend a game and each family member could have a hot dog and a soda for less than $60. The … more
Does Rhode Island need a new industrial park? more
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