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The R.I. Division of Taxation on Monday identified the first three projects to sign contracts under the state’s revived historic preservation tax credit program. more
Startup accelerator Betaspring’s use of $1.4 million in federal State Small Business Credit Initiative funds may have violated U.S. Treasury Department requirements, according to an audit conducted by Lyon Park Associates. more
The Gateway Offices at Quonset Business Park, officially opened in August, are now fully leased to 16 Rhode Island businesses, the Quonset Development Corporation announced Oct. 11. more
The Interstate-195 Redevelopment District Commission is rebranding the 40 acres of former highway land under its control as “The Link,” the independent state board said Monday. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranks second in the nation for 2014 as one of the most livable downtowns in the U.S., according to Livability.com, a blog that produces the rankings annually. more
Maritime businesses, food production and industrial design rose to the top in an analysis of opportunities for growth in Rhode Island identified during the latest “Make It Happen RI” sessions hosted by the Rhode Island Foundation and the R.I. Commerce Corporation. more
Marcel A. Valois, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, believes the agency must earn back its reputation by reaching out to local businesses and focusing on “the nuts and bolts” of economic development, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
The R.I. Small Business Development Center, which will be hosted at the University of Rhode Island beginning Jan. 1, will operate a central office at URI’s South Kingstown campus and three sub-center offices in Smithfield, South Kingstown and Providence, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday. more
Rhode Island leaders see larger prizes for the manufacturing sector on the horizon after securing a $100,000 U.S. Commerce Department grant last month to plan an advanced industry design center. more
Standard & Poor’s recent upgrading of East Providence’s general-obligation debt rating from BB+ to A is giving some members of the local business community reason for optimism after struggling for years with the city’s building fiscal stress. more
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