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The Governor’s Workforce Board has issued roughly $130,000 in grants to 36 Rhode Island businesses in the most recent round of the board’s express grant program, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. more
By passing legislation that allows for the creation of so-called “benefit corporations,” as well as what are known as L3C, or low-profit limited liability corporations, the General Assembly, and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, who signed the bill into law, have made a small improvement in the state’s business climate. more
Too many in Rhode Island do not understand in their bones that we have a continuing spending problem. Exhibit A: legislation passed in the just-concluded legislative session that raised the allowable tax on gross rental receipts from affordable-housing projects that towns and cities can charge (in lieu of a standard property tax) from 8 percent to 10 percent. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee Wednesday signed legislation to create an additional enterprise zone in Pawtucket, providing tax incentives to companies in the zone for hiring local workers. more
Look up “dysfunction” in the dictionary, and you are not likely to see “the relationship between the Rhode Island governor and the General Assembly” as a definition. But you should. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission issued findings Monday on two applicants for the state’s lone slot-parlor casino license, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
The state Division of Taxation has scheduled the drawing to claim the historic preservation tax credits that were re-activated by legislation passed and signed into law earlier this year. more
Center for Women and Enterprise will receive $375,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration grants toward Hurricane Sandy recovery, the SBA announced Wednesday. more
Recent media reports and comments by President Barack Obama highlight a troubling fact about the United States today: all too often, your zip code determines your economic destiny more
In a recent Providence Business News Op-Ed (“Making manufacturing a priority will yield great rewards,” July 22), manufacturing in Rhode Island was lauded as one of our state’s economic-development strengths. Absolutely – manufacturing is our past, our present and our future. more
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