Economic Development
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With its decision last week to contribute $3 million in Renewable Energy Fund cash to a new investment vehicle that the Slater Technology Fund is setting up, the R.I. Commerce Corporation is dipping its toes back into the water of direct investing in Rhode Island companies. And we all know where the last big venture along those lines ended up. more
It’s known in Newport as the “road to nowhere.” more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick is leading a coalition of the state’s government and industry leaders on an innovation partnership mission to Denmark, the United Kingdom and France to expand opportunities between Massachusetts and the three European countries. more
The Revel Casino Hotel was envisioned as a playground for Wall Streeters who hated flying to Las Vegas. Instead, it’s become a money pit for the banks and money managers who spearheaded the New Jersey project, and the losses will keep coming even after its closing earlier this week. more
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on Providence’s use of tax-stabilization incentives. more
It’s a moment Providence, the state and especially the seven members of the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission have been waiting for. more
Getra S.p.A., a global energy company outside Naples, Italy, that builds electrical transformers, is looking for distribution and warehouse facilities in the Northeast. Rhode Island officials think they have what the company needs at ports in Providence and North Kingstown and made a pitch for the business during a recent trade mission to Italy and Ireland. more
The verdant hills of Ireland are calling Rhode Island’s political and aviation leaders again. more
One way to convince a small business to move to Providence is to “bribe your boss,” a somewhat light-hearted – yet pointed – take on economic development that invites employees, by way of a new website, to send the boss’ contact information so movers, shakers and believers in the city can take the leader to lunch and “make driving back to the ‘burbs tough.” more
Dwane Holloman plans to dedicate his summer to an American rite of passage: a teen job. The 17-year-old will operate amusement park rides at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania, near his home. more
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