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Economic Development
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Sweeping visions of hotels, shops and restaurants lining Providence’s industrial waterfront appear dead following the sale of the Promet Marine Services ship-repair yard on Allens Avenue to an international scrap-metal recycler. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
David Ray uses public transportation every day to get to work, which makes him an anomoly in Rhode Island. On a recent afternoon, the Brown University employee sat on a bench in Providence's Kennedy Plaza, waiting for his bus home to … more
Of all the ways that Warwick's T.F. Green Airport could grow, the best hope might not be through the long-awaited runway expansion, but the inevitable build-out of Logan International Airport in Boston. Rhode Island's commercial airport has … more
A new report aimed at revitalizing Pawtucket’s downtown recommends broad strategizing and concrete steps like rebuilding the downtown parking garage. more
Wind-whipped sails on yachts fluttered at Fort Adams State Park in early May, as Alan Nissen and Annette Poutoppidan enjoyed the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport. The couple from Horsens, Denmark, both avid sailors, spent hours admiring … more
Rhode Island's reputation for high-quality restaurants is the result of the talent and work ethic of its chefs, many former students here at Johnson & Wales University, but many also trained at some of the world's best schools and eateries. … more
A $50 million project for Pawtucket’s riverfront is being touted by the mayor as a “transformational proposal” with potential to drive future economic growth. more
BOSTON – If Massachusetts voters approve an expected ballot measure this fall legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the state could become home to a $1.2 billion cannabis industry by 2020, according to a report. The research, … more
One of the justifications for the nearly $200 million extension of the runway at T.F. Green Airport was the important role that the facility currently plays and is expected to play in economic development in the state. But just how important is T.F. … more
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