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Last week a Canadian company requested a 12-year tax-stabilization plan for a cement-distribution facility it wants to build on land controlled by the Port of Providence. It is unclear at the moment just how large the facility will be, but … more
With both more revenue and less expense than projected, Rhode Island ended fiscal 2015 with a larger surplus than expected, $166.4 million for the general fund to be exact. But at the same time that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was trumpeting the … more
Every week PBN produces a short feature called "Something New" about a new venture in recognition of the importance of entrepreneurship to the local economy. Some of the featured entities are for-profits using the latest in social media … more
A key component of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's plan for Rhode Island's recovery is to improve the job training and educational programming in the state in order to meet the needs of employers looking to grow their workforces. And it is a fine idea. … more
When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and her administration started making the case for tolls to pay for repairs to Rhode Island bridges and roads, the arguments that ensued missed the point. The issue should not be how to pay for the repairs but how … more
The region's supply of natural gas finds itself short of demand, leading to price spikes, among other problems. Two projects that promise to help combat that are in the works. National Grid is looking to build a natural gas liquefaction … more
More than a week ago, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's office put out a release that called on state Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner to reconsider her decision to approve a 10 percent rate hike for certain Blue Cross … more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has initiated a campaign to attract and retain young professionals, part of the millennial generation. It is now the largest cohort of the national labor force, so its participation is necessary for a healthy … more
Rhode Island's nonprofit sector is a robust one, with roughly 3,750 503(c)3 charitable organizations in existence as of the middle of July, according to the Rhode Island Foundation. But that number represents growth of more than 65 percent … more
Last week the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the winners of its second Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, and for those not steeped in the startup scene in Rhode Island, the organization that took home a prize may be a surprise. … more
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