Economic Development
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Nearly one year after The Rhode Island Foundation’s Make It Happen Rhode Island event brought together more than 300 business leaders to brainstorm ways to jump-start the region’s economy, the foundation is considering what to do for an encore. more
Nearly a year later than expected, Providence is back in the commercial-lending business. more
PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has dismissed a portion of a lawsuit the city filed against its longtime actuary but is letting the rest go ahead, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
Frank LaTorre, director of public space for the Providence Downtown Improvement District – an advocacy and management organization representing the interests of property owners in downtown Providence – has described the DID’s large-scale downtown landscaping program as “a community building tool representing the spirit of the renaissance underway in downtown Providence.” more
Things are looking up again for supporters of commuter-rail service to Fall River and New Bedford. more
As the March 31 deadline to apply to the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition approaches, the organizers announced Tuesday that they will award prizes valued at more than $200,000 – including up to $50,000 in cash to the top competitor – when the winners are named in May. more
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and 38 Studios owner Curt Schilling was planning to sell off furniture, sports collectibles and even artificial plants from his Massachusetts home, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee didn’t love the idea of a new state executive office of commerce when it was first proposed in the wake of 38 Studios’ collapse in 2012. more
Rhode Island’s combined state and federal top marginal tax rate on personal dividends income, currently 28.6 percent, ranks as the 20th highest rate in the country, according to a study published by the Tax Foundation on Tuesday. more
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