Question No. 5 on next month’s ballot has clear and major economic-development effects. The $35 million bond issue is designed to fund capital improvement for many of the state’s creative-economy institutions. This is the kind of investment that puts people in the building trades to work and makes sure Rhode Island’s vital arts enterprises have the physical assets to continue doing what they do best.
The fall New England Economic Partnership outlook for Rhode Island (digested in Op-Ed form on the facing page) is similar in many ways to previous iterations. The forecast growth rates for the Ocean State lag New England and U.S. expectations. Yes, we are getting better. We just aren’t very good.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s announcement that it is looking to be recognized as a doctoral research university is far more than a feather in the cap of the school’s administrators. It is essential if southern New England is to raise itself out of the economic doldrums.
As anyone who has tried to get work done on their home in the last few years knows, finding a contractor oftentimes can be a trying experience – they either don’t return phone calls or even if they do call, it might take months to schedule you in.
Estate and Corporate Income Taxes are changing next year, and business owners and executives should know the details. The PBN Summit on November 6th will provide those details and more - including how much Obamacare's Employer Mandate could cost.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.