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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
There are 475 vacant properties in Providence, according to Mayor Jorge O. Elorza's office. The U.S. Postal Service says that 16 percent of the apartment and home addresses in the city have not received mail for more than three years as of June. … more
Two pieces of Rhode Island news in the last few weeks are a sign that the state's leaders are not sitting back and hoping health care spending contains itself. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo stepped into the ring first, launching a statewide … more
Top of mind these days is the continuing deterioration of employment in the state's construction sector. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, in June the Ocean State ranked No. 50 in the nation for its change in construction … more
As outcomes become an increasingly important metric in health care, access to primary care becomes ever more necessary, despite a shortage of primary care physicians. Into the breach steps the easy-access movement, personified most clearly … more
The last 20 years have not been kind to Rhode Island. From 1997 through 2014, the state's real gross state product grew 30.6 percent (earlier than 1997, the figures are not comparable). In that same time period, the United States' real gross … more
Barely a week goes by, it seems, without the announcement of one targeted grant or another by the Rhode Island Foundation, either from its own funds or from funds that it administers for donors. It should not be a surprise when the state's … more
Since becoming the University of Rhode Island's president in July 2009, David M. Dooley has been unfailingly bullish on URI's potential to become one of the nation's elite research institutions. A look at his record indicates that despite strong … more
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