Updated February 20 at 6:26pm
Economic Indicators
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Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of non-tax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of several ideas being floated to help Providence fix its fiscal problems. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in her 2017 State of the State Address on Tuesday focused on efforts to help support middle-class Rhode Islanders, through reduction of automobile taxes and a new scholarship aimed at students attending state colleges and universities. more
Narragansett Brewing Co. placed 38th on the Brewers Association list of the top 50 craft breweries in the country and 45th among the top brewing companies. more
Rhode Island tied with three other states for the second-highest statewide sales tax rate in the nation at 7 percent, according to a report released this week by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area inched up slightly in January compared with January 2015, CoreLogic said. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is asking the business community to “double down” its investment into the Ocean State economy, saying the state has garnered momentum and indicators are beginning to point in the right direction. more
Rhode Island again is one of the least tax-friendly states, according to Kiplinger’s. more
Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts are home to some of the best small cities in America, according to WalletHub’s latest report. more
Rhode Island’s economic momentum not only slowed this January compared with last year, it had been slowing during 2015 more than originally thought, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
PROVIDENCE – Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 24 percent in February, and median prices climbed as well, both indications of what the Rhode Island Association of Realtors described as a "robust market." The median sales price … more
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