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Economic Development
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Waldorf Capital Management LLC plans to pay more than $1.2 million for a parcel of land in the city’s I-195 Redevelopment District. more
(Updated 11:28 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was high-spirited, as was the crowd of some 100 leaders from Rhode Island’s business, health care and academic sectors this morning, when she announced that Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s most well-known and largest health care companies, will site a health technology center here. more
The state of Rhode Island, small in population and size, carries an outsized political reputation. Specifically, it has struggled to move past a history of political corruption and poor choices in economic development. But Rhode Islanders … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is expected to welcome new employees of GE Digital today during a roundtable discussion that will highlight how the company is prioritizing hiring Rhode Islanders and how TechHire is helping to place tech workers in jobs like these. more
Since launching a request for community investment on May 1 to help raise $600,000, Urban Greens Food Co-op has raised $206,000 from 45 individual investors since the beginning of June. more
A costume jewelry design company will soon move into the old Grand Manor house at 58 Walcott St., bringing with it 20 employees from Smithfield. more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
Problem: Although known for its mansions, Newport has issues with poverty, education and mobility. The Newport Working Cities team reports subpar graduation rates – 79 percent – high child-poverty rates – 24.4 percent – and a mass exodus, as … more
Disadvantaged neighborhoods, crime-ridden streets, a racial divide splitting a city into two and high unemployment rates among racial minorities: They are all problems Rhode Island communities say they are ready to tackle, with the help of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Challenge. more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
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