Economic Development
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From the home of the Brooklyn Nets to a ski resort in northern Vermont and an office building in downtown New Bedford, enterprises across the country are cashing in on the global desire to live in the United States. more
Brown University’s decision to expand its School of Engineering within its College Hill campus was driven in part by analysis of an extensive collection of data involving faculty, staff and students, including an elaborate map that tracked regular travel patterns in order to best determine the location of new buildings. more
In the first round of 2013 grant funding through the Renewable Energy Fund, the R.I. Economic Development Corporation board of directors has approved a combined $184,334 to seven companies to support solar photovoltaic systems that will produce electricity in a “cleaner, more sustainable manner,” the quasi-state agency announced Tuesday. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the R.I. Department of Transportation have announced the completion of the land transfer process between the state and the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission. more
With its plan to expand educational efforts in downtown Providence, Roger Williams University is doing more than energizing its offerings. It will help boost the capital city as well. more
I have been blessed to live and work all my life in Providence and to represent this great city as mayor. Many times in the past, I have seen the city’s leaders rise to the challenge of changing economic circumstances. Often, this challenge is manifested in the plight of a landmark downtown building that is empty and seemingly without prospects. more
When Boston venture-capital firm Braemar Energy Ventures was deciding where to relocate a West Coast smart-grid company it had just purchased, high-speed and commuter train service helped give Providence an edge. more
Amidst the ever-changing face of downtown Providence remains an investment firm that has endured. Brown, Lisle/Cummings Inc., opened its doors in the heart of the city’s financial district in 1912. The following year it moved into the newly constructed Turk’s Head Building. Despite the Great Depression, two world wars, a Great Recession and numerous market fluctuations it has weathered these storms and remained a loyal tenant to this day. more
Despite their like missions, local chambers of commerce have not always gotten along. But in Bristol County, Mass., at least, necessity has led to collaboration where it previously didn’t exist. more
With his city’s fiscal position stabilized, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has turned toward growing the local economy and redeveloping underutilized properties. That’s brought him up against some of the most difficult and expensive challenges in Rhode Island. They include saving its tallest building, the Industrial Trust Tower, and its most spectacular historic-redevelopment failure, the South Street Power Station (Dynamo House). They also include bringing long-sought streetcar service to the capital city and replacing abundant surface parking lots with productive, activity-generating buildings. more
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