Economic Development
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Grow Smart Rhode Island – a nonprofit that advocates for sustainable economic growth in the Ocean State – will honor individuals, plans and projects that play to Rhode Island’s strengths, generate sustainable economic benefits and improve the state’s communities and neighborhoods at its second annual awards gala in June. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee Wednesday signed legislation to create an additional enterprise zone in Pawtucket, providing tax incentives to companies in the zone for hiring local workers. more
With 135 jobs to fill for the new Sam’s Club in Fall River, store manager Rachel Dufault has been working full time at the hiring center at the New Harbour Mall. Sam’s Club will open in the fall and is looking for a wide range of employees, from cake decorators to managers and pharmacy technicians. more
Measured in volume, economic-development proposals dominated Rhode Island’s 2013 legislative session. more
Workers in Rhode Island’s three most-frequently employed occupation groups earn less than needed to afford the average two-bedroom apartment in the Ocean State, according to HousingWorks RI’s spring affordable housing report. more
The list of projects hatched by The Rhode Island Foundation’s Make It Happen event last September is now so long it resembles one of the illustrated brainstorming sheets the 330 attendees to the event helped fill. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the R.I. Department of Transportation have announced the completion of the land transfer process between the state and the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission. more
Efforts to understand how a mistake as large as Rhode Island’s loan to 38 Studios LLC could happen are intensifying in the courtroom and on Smith Hill nearly a year and a half after the video game company collapsed. more
Bicycles and islands are a natural fit, but as anyone who has followed the fury over Sakonnet River Bridge tolls knows, Rhode Island’s largest island runs on cars. more
Brown University’s decision to expand its School of Engineering within its College Hill campus was driven in part by analysis of an extensive collection of data involving faculty, staff and students, including an elaborate map that tracked regular travel patterns in order to best determine the location of new buildings. more
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