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Economic Development
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Landing Amazon.com Inc. has been a long time coming for Fall River. more
Rhode Island Housing has announced six recipients of its second round of 2014 Home funds totaling more than $2 million. more
Providence’s on-again-off-again venture-capital program is off again. more
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
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
(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
Without the opportunity to lure funding presented by Providence-based Betaspring, a nationally recognized business accelerator, Jon Bittner and his partners never would have brought their startup, Splitwise Inc., to the Ocean State. Nor would they … 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
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