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Up until the last five years, only a few cities in the world were home to their own for-profit startup accelerators and even fewer could offer evidence of whether the entrepreneurial boot camps would prove sustainable or lucrative. more
Developers of three clean energy projects in Rhode Island issued projections in the final months of 2013 suggesting that they could ultimately create 595 jobs in the state, earning Rhode Island a place among the top 10 states for clean energy job announcements in the fourth quarter. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $31 million in grants in 2013 to more than 1,300 nonprofits, the organization said Friday. more
It will take more than passing visits to the Greater Rhode Island website to generate the type of leads that translate into actual economic growth, but according to proponents, the building blocks are now in place. more
Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., got an up close look at three Rhode Island success stories last week as part of a tour hosted by The Rhode Island Foundation. The small businesses – Armando & Sons Meat Market in Providence, Fielding Manufacturing in Cranston and FarSounder in Warwick – were highlighted as part of the foundation’s It’s All In Our Backyard public-education campaign. Above, Oswald Schwartz of Armando & Sons Meat Market gives Langevin a tour of the Providence store. more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services this past fall designated Pathway Capital Partners, LLC as Rhode Island’s first regional EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program center. The center is allowed to broker investments in Rhode Island projects from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the U.S. more
Nearly a year later than expected, Providence is back in the commercial-lending business. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
Frank LaTorre, director of public space for the Providence Downtown Improvement District – an advocacy and management organization representing the interests of property owners in downtown Providence – has described the DID’s large-scale downtown landscaping program as “a community building tool representing the spirit of the renaissance underway in downtown Providence.” more
Things are looking up again for supporters of commuter-rail service to Fall River and New Bedford. more
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