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Up until the last five years, only a few cities in the world were home to their own for-profit startup accelerators and even fewer could offer evidence of whether the entrepreneurial boot camps would prove sustainable or lucrative. more
Swapping rusted, green steel for the colorful lights and Art Deco-shapes of Pawtucket’s new Interstate 95 Bridge has given city leaders a boost of confidence that other neglected parts of their riverfront can be improved. more
The city this spring will once again apply for a federal transportation grant to fund a new streetcar system between Upper South Providence and College Hill, Providence officials said Friday. more
Developers of three clean energy projects in Rhode Island issued projections in the final months of 2013 suggesting that they could ultimately create 595 jobs in the state, earning Rhode Island a place among the top 10 states for clean energy job announcements in the fourth quarter. more
Rhode Island’s combined state and federal top marginal tax rate on personal dividends income, currently 28.6 percent, ranks as the 20th highest rate in the country, according to a study published by the Tax Foundation on Tuesday. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
American children are having fewer accidents than they once did, and our natural inclination is to cheer the news. The rate of “nonfatal fall injuries” among children ages 5 to 14, for example, declined by more than 10 percent from 2001 to 2012. But if fewer childhood falls reflect increasing attempts to safety-proof life, the trend might not be the improvement it seems. Various indicators suggesting reduced dynamism in the U.S. economy can be viewed similarly; our inclination is to celebrate a reduction in job-destruction rates, but should we? more
As the March 31 deadline to apply to the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition approaches, the organizers announced Tuesday that they will award prizes valued at more than $200,000 – including up to $50,000 in cash to the top competitor – when the winners are named in May. more
One of the economic issues Rhode Island policymakers would like to understand empirically is if the state’s personal income tax is driving high-wage earners out of state. more
The city is teaming with Rhode Island School of Design and local business groups to launch a new accelerator program for design-centered entrepreneurs. more
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