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Economic Development
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A new state law designed to encourage housing construction also creates tax incentives for builders who want to restore blighted or vacant structures. more
Something remarkable happened in the recently concluded legislative session. For the first time in a long time, the governor's budget initiatives weren't dead on arrival. And a flood of new resources is being pumped into economic-development … more
The last 20 years have not been kind to Rhode Island. From 1997 through 2014, the state's real gross state product grew 30.6 percent (earlier than 1997, the figures are not comparable). In that same time period, the United States' real gross … more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation will hire an executive search firm to help identify and hire about a dozen junior- to senior-staff members who will help the agency administer the economic-development programs created under the current state budget. more
A tax incentive program designed to encourage economic development in the city’s low- to moderate-income neighborhoods will apply to 19 of 25 neighborhoods. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday named a new economic-development director, filling a key position that’s been vacant since January. more
NEW BEDFORD – The MV Thorco Svendborg, the first customer for the $113 million Marine Commerce Terminal, arrived in the city harbor last week, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported. The 409-foot-long, Hong Kong-based cargo freighter … more
Fresh off a successful June 24 opening, Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Mass., is banking on its newness in the marketplace as nearby rival Twin River in Lincoln touts its regional niche. "We're a lot more than a slots parlor, which … more
Since becoming the University of Rhode Island's president in July 2009, David M. Dooley has been unfailingly bullish on URI's potential to become one of the nation's elite research institutions. A look at his record indicates that despite strong … more
The University of Rhode Island's 11th president, David M. Dooley, recently told the graduating class of Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich that a love of research propelled him into college as a student and into a career in education that today has … more
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