Updated January 25 at 4:55pm
Economic Development
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There’s more than one way to grow jobs and reduce unemployment, as two articles in this week’s issue illustrate. more
Landing Amazon.com Inc. has been a long time coming for Fall River. more
Providence’s on-again-off-again venture-capital program is off again. more
For more than a decade beginning in 2001, manufacturing jobs left the state and country in droves. But as Rhode Island’s economy slowly creeps back and the cost of doing business overseas increases, some of those jobs may be returning. more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
When Rob Atkinson says that there’s room for improvement in efforts to grow the local economy, as he shares Rhode Island’s ranking in his organization’s “New Economy Index” at the next mini-Garage on Oct. 23, he won’t be telling the audience anything they don’t know. more
When Beth Cunha tells her students how some of the United States’ best colleges and universities are right here in Rhode Island, she often hears the response: “It doesn’t matter, Miss. I wouldn’t get in anyway. I don’t have the money and ‘they’ would never give someone like me a scholarship.” more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers 10 doctoral programs and has up to three new doctoral degrees in the pipeline, as it positions itself to become the only nationally recognized doctoral research university in the state south of Boston. more
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
The Providence Biltmore has affiliated with Hilton Worldwide by joining its Curio Collection, a global group of hotels known for their uniqueness and authenticity. more
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