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One of the priorities that University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley articulated the moment he arrived in the Ocean State in 2009 was the need for the state’s land-grant university to become more involved in its economic health. more
Rhode Island voters, especially those in Newport, could have a chance this fall to make a major contribution to the state’s economic future. more
Last week the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers heard testimony on the topic of minimum charges for rides offered by nontaxi motor vehicles. more
Tax-stabilization agreements have played a major role in turning derelict, abandoned properties in Providence into residential and commercial complexes that bring people into the city and revitalize down-in-the-mouth neighborhoods. more
Whenever Providence Business News starts a new program, there is a great deal of enthusiasm, optimism and just all-around warm, fuzzy feelings. This year’s Manufacturing Awards are no exception. more
In yet another sign that Rhode Island’s economy is recovering, an increasing number of Ocean State companies are applying for – and receiving – Incumbent Worker Training grants from the Governor’s Workforce Board. more
Too bad the state and city governments are not able to coordinate their efforts better when applying for federal grants. more
With her denial last week on the motion to dismiss the state-worker lawsuit filed to overturn changes made to public-employee pension plans, Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter has tipped her hand as to how the trial itself will go once it begins in September (hint: it looks like she will rule in favor of the unions). But more importantly, she has added fuel to the argument that the case should be shifted to federal court. more
Now on at least its fourth incarnation, The Dean hotel in Providence is yet another example of the potential that lies just under the surface in the capital city. more
Rhode Island’s political leaders are eager to point to the “Eds and Meds” sector as a key to the region’s future economic health. Thankfully, the sector is not waiting around for local public support. Exhibit A: MedMates. more
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