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Starting with the Navy shrinking its presence nearly half a century ago, Aquidneck Island has lost more than one-quarter of its population, with Newport and Middletown accounting for the entire decline. And the state expects that trend to continue. … more
When Providence Equity Partners LLC founder and CEO Jonathan M. Nelson addressed the annual meeting of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce before Thanksgiving, he said that "this country is awash in capital and it's all searching for a home." … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says that when out-of-state business leaders see her coming, they know what's about to happen. She's going to sell Rhode Island to them. Of course she is. In a state that doesn't require big numbers to move the needle, … more
Dennis Littky founded the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center 20 years ago, and it has been a rousing success, even if not embraced as much by the educational mainstream as it should be. Brought to Rhode Island by CVS Health … more
One thing that Rhode Island's small-business community cannot say is that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has been sitting on her hands when it comes to helping more entrepreneurs be successful (an approach that is in direct opposition to that of her … more
Included in this week's Providence Business News is the special section devoted to this year's Business Excellence Awards winners. This is the 16th edition of the BEA program, and each year, no matter how gloomy the overall economy may be … more
Whatever your feelings on the election of Donald J. Trump to be president, there are some issues that must be dealt with that candidate Trump seemed not to appreciate with the required seriousness. No. 1 on the list is trade. Opposition to … more
With approval of the Tiverton casino all but finalized as Providence Business News goes to press, the question is not so much whether there will be increased gambling in the state, but rather, is the state prepared to deal with the effects of that … more
One of the newest trends in tourism is the rise of experiential travel. That's good news for small businesses in a state filled with hands-on opportunities to "live like a local," as Kristen Adamo, vice president of marketing for the Providence … more
It's easy to see why residents of the poorest of the neighborhoods that the Route 6-10 connector snakes through in Providence have felt forgotten by city and state leaders. More than one-quarter of the residents of the six predominantly … more
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