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With its decision last week to contribute $3 million in Renewable Energy Fund cash to a new investment vehicle that the Slater Technology Fund is setting up, the R.I. Commerce Corporation is dipping its toes back into the water of direct investing in Rhode Island companies. And we all know where the last big venture along those lines ended up. more
Most issues of PBN include what is known as a focus section. This week’s focus is “Corporate Outings.” more
Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the nation, the Exeter Job Corps is providing just what the Ocean State needs – an effective transitional link to the workplace for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. more
Last week Providence Business News held its third Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies celebration at Rosecliff mansion in Newport. more
If the region’s business leaders listened only to the chattering class or politicians with points to score, you get the sense they wouldn’t bother to get out of bed in the morning. After all, Rhode Island is dead last is every job-creation or business-climate list, right? more
Nearly two years ago, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced plans to accelerate the legislatively mandated review and reform of the state’s small-business regulatory regime. The plan had the potential to make a major improvement to the state’s business climate. more
Now in its fifth year, the CurrentCare health-information exchange has roughly 40 percent of Rhode Island’s population signed up, with more joining every day. It is the kind of technological advance that the health care industry has been touting as a key to reform for years. more
Wordplay aside, a pilot program being used by charter-boat captains to collect data on their summer flounder, or fluke, catch, may be pointing the way to a more accurate assessment of fisheries and thus a healthier fishing industry. more
When Central Falls declared bankruptcy three years ago, one of the largest liabilities on the city’s books was pension obligations. During the subsequent state-supervised workout, many of the city’s retirees saw their pensions substantially reduced. It was a tragedy for those who worked hard to have their expected retirement income so drastically cut. more
Overfishing, pollution and changing onshore habits have conspired to nearly wipe out Rhode Island’s wild oysters. But thanks to a joint project by environmentalists and some Rhode Island restaurants named Oysters Gone Wild, the shellfish has hope to reclaim at least some of its former prominence and along with it, return Narragansett Bay to a more pristine state. more
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