Updated February 12 at 7:12pm
Economic Development
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PLAINVILLE, Mass. – Twin River Casino in Lincoln will continue to get "considerable business from Massachusetts," but it will be less and at a lower margin due to the recent opening of Plainridge Park Casino, according to Fitch Ratings. … more
House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello says public support will be needed for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium proposal for Providence to move forward, though it remains unclear how much time and opportunity voters would get to weigh in. The … more
On Pekin Street in Providence's Smith Hill neighborhood, a three-story apartment house has been vacant for as long as the neighbor who's lived next to it for four years can remember. The untended backyard has become an illegal dump. In recent weeks, … more
City and state leaders recently worked closely together way to take advantage of the once-in-a-generation opportunity to create jobs and grow our state's economy in the I-195 Redevelopment District. I thank Council President Luis Aponte and … more
A key component of the "eds and meds" piece of the Rhode Island economy are the state's hospitals. And according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, in 2013 they accounted for roughly 14 percent of the Ocean State's nearly $50 billion in … more
Alex Hurd has been appointed as a destination expert at Discover Newport. In his new role, Hurd will assist sales in corporate/association markets that include Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., as well as areas within western New England. … more
Christina H. Paxson became Brown University's 19th president in July 2012. She led development of the 10-year university strategic plan, "Building on Distinction," completed in late 2013. Paxson continues to focus her own research on the … more
LaunchCode, which has been awarded a $350,000 Real Jobs RI implementation grant to help place nontraditional candidates into information technology jobs, plans to open a local office to help implement the initiative. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation will hire an executive search firm to help identify and hire about a dozen junior- to senior-staff members who will help the agency administer the economic-development programs created under the current state budget. more
The city has approved a new, standardized tax stabilization ordinance to promote business investment, one that provides administrative approval for projects of at least $250,000. more
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