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Economic Development
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An historic office building on Custom House Street downtown will be renovated into rental apartments, with street-level commercial space, possibly a restaurant, according to an application filed with the city’s Downtown Design Review Committee. more
Stefan Pryor, nominee for state Secretary of Commerce, received a unanimous endorsement Tuesday from a Senate committee reviewing his appointment as Rhode Island’s first executive officer overseeing all aspects of economic development. more
The Sheffield Smith House, one of the oldest houses in its section on Smith Hill, made the Providence Preservation Society’s 2015 list of the most endangered properties. more
(Updated 11:11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.) Transportes Aereos de Cabo Verde will begin service from T. F. Green Airport to the Cape Verde Islands starting June 2, officials announced Friday. more
Colin Kane, chairman of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, has offered his resignation to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who has accepted it, according to a statement from the governor’s office. more
If Rhode Island and the region have not emerged completely from their near decade-long economic funk, they certainly have pulled themselves out of the intensive care ward, at least according to the latest installment of the Providence Business News biannual Business Survey. 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
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
Tom Friedman, author of “The World is Flat,” told us in 2005 about a fast-moving economic platform, accelerated by information technology advances, which created an environment in which it’s easy to source talent and do business globally. more
The Wide World of Indoor Sports at Quonset Business Park is planning to build a second facility this year, according to information from the Quonset Development Corporation. more
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