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Economic Development
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The U.S. Small Business Administration of Rhode Island is hosting a “meet the lenders” event this month to help small-business owners connect with lenders to discuss financial needs. more
Simon Majumdar bounces onto stage at Trinity Repertory Co. with vigor, passing waist-high, orange-yellow letters that spell "BIF." With an English accent he begins to tell his story to a rapt audience. "I became suicidal – absolutely the … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $2.2 million for affordable-housing initiatives for families with low incomes and emergency shelters and services for the homeless in two Rhode Island communities. … more
The state relies too heavily on its government in matters of economic development and would benefit from a higher level of CEO collaboration and engagement on such issues, according to a recent Brookings Institution report. "Rhode Island … more
Say one thing for Rhode Island using Milton Glaser to design the new state tourism and business development logo – the work will get noticed. more
PROVIDENCE – MassChallenge will receive $100,000 through an Innovation Matching Grant to help Rhode Island create a "powerful innovation brand" and build its reputation as "an ideal state for entrepreneurship." The grant was one of … more
PROVIDENCE – Reaction to Rhode Island's new slogan, "Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer," has been anything but lukewarm. The logo was designed by Milton Glaser, creator of the "I Love New York" slogan. It was unveiled March 28 along with a … more
Something remarkable happened in the recently concluded legislative session. For the first time in a long time, the governor's budget initiatives weren't dead on arrival. And a flood of new resources is being pumped into economic-development … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the third-worst state for businesses, according to a CNBC study. The poor ranking is still an improvement for the Ocean State when compared to 2014's last-place standing. Rhode Island's best score was … more
(Updated July 8 to correct information regarding the governor's budget proposal) Nothing in the new state budget appears to be able to help rescue the so-called "Superman Building," the iconic skyscraper in Providence that lost its last tenant in 2013. Where are its advocates? In previous years, when the owner of the … more
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