Economic Development
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Making the Rhode Island economy grow and produce bountiful, high-paying jobs are the top priorities of every candidate for governor in 2014. more
Of Rhode Island’s estimated 413,196 households, 22,845 of them, or 5.53 percent, claim $1 million or more in investable assets, ranking the Ocean State at No. 17 nationally in the 2013 Global Wealth Monitor ranking of U.S. states by percentage of millionaire households. more
On the surface, the Rhode Island business community looks like a big winner in new House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s ascension to what many regard as the most powerful political office in the state. more
The city will re-launch its suspended startup investment program with smaller investments focused on only “high-growth” technology sector companies. more
(Updated, 4:38 p.m.) The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has rejected a proposal by the owners of 95 Chestnut St. to purchase Parcel 30 on the former highway land known as The Link, along with two other proposals. more
There was a lot of manufactured handwringing earlier this month about the middling performance of American 15-year-olds on a global measure of reading, mathematics and science skills. Yet if we look at the scores on the Program for International Student Assessment in the context of another international competition, we get a clearer picture. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation Monday authorized a $3 million investment in the Slater Technology Fund’s new venture capital fund for Rhode Island energy sector startups. more
Rhode Islanders weary of the barrage of statistics that have put the Ocean State dead last for unemployment for four consecutive months can now view local success stories through “Our Backyard TV,” a new 24-hour On Demand channel produced by Cox Communications in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation. more
The nonprofit Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released an analysis of Rhode Island’s budget outlook, saying that due to increased revenue and lower-than-anticipated expenditures, the state’s projected opening surplus for fiscal 2015 has been increased to approximately $8.8 million. more
Providence is encouraging transit-oriented development in two neighborhoods most residents may not associate with transportation or potential growth. more
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