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Economic Development
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(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
Problem: Beachcombers who frequent Westerly's coastline might not get to see the North End neighborhood, which is struggling. Last school year, more than 53 percent of students attending Springbrook Elementary were eligible for subsidized lunch – … more
Problem: The Pawtucket unemployment rate exceeds state and national averages, while 32.1 percent of children younger than 18, and 15.2 percent of adults older than 65 are living in poverty. The majority of people in these demographics are immigrants … more
WaterFire received a $250,000 grant from The Champlin Foundations on Thursday to help fund its “Inspire, Imagine, Ignite – The Campaign for WaterFire” capital fundraising initiative, the public phase of which launched Thursday evening during the second annual FireBall. more
Abigail P. Johnson, president and CEO of FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will be featured speakers at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Economic Outlook Luncheon on June 2 at the R.I. Convention Center. more
Problem: East Providence is losing young adults, as the number of residents aged 25-34 years old fell 30 percent from 1990 to 2015. The East Providence Working Cities team has identified Riverside Square as an area where there's a large population … more
Thirteen communities are eligible to participate in the Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and receive between $300,000 and $500,000 over a three-year period to implement initiatives to improve the lives of low-income residents. more
Problem: With one of the highest violent crime rates in the state, according to FBI statistics, the Central Falls Working Cities team has identified Sylvian Street as the epicenter of such problems. Absentee landlords, migratory tenants and a … more
(Updated, 9:22 p.m.) A key advisory committee of the R.I. Commerce Corp. is expected to review requests for state tax credit incentives for more than $90 million worth of projects, including the renovation of three historic buildings on Westminster Street. The Lapham Building, as well as smaller buildings at 270 and 276 Westminster, would be renovated for commercial and residential uses under a redevelopment proposal submitted by Conrnish Associates LP. more
Grace Episcopal Church will undertake an expansion into a new parish hall within the next several weeks. more
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