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As it is always, Providence Business News’ Business Excellence Awards dinner last week was the culminating event of the year past, as well as an opportunity to adjust the region’s narrative. more
If money talks, it is saying a number of good things about Rhode Island’s ability to create world-class research on brain disease. more
If digital media is the lingua franca of the future, developing the region’s capabilities in that form of communication would seem to be an important part of any economic-development plan for the 21st century. Enter Digital City. more
If you haven’t heard of it, Uber is a smartphone-driven way for a person to summon a car, driven by an independent contractor, without the regulations (and fare structure) that come with the highly managed taxi industry. And it’s causing quite a stir in the Ocean State. more
When the national flood-insurance program was created in 1968, no private insurers would write policies to cover homes and businesses built in vulnerable, low-lying areas. That is still the case. more
On its face, a nearly 30 percent drop in the amount of capital pumped into the Rhode Island economy by U.S. Small Business Administration-supported and -related loans could be seen as a sign of a weakening business climate in the state. But that would be too simplistic a view. more
In the roughly six months since he took over leadership at the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, Marcel A. Valois has instilled a sense of calm at the agency. But as difficult as that accomplishment no doubt was, given the fallout from the 38 Studios LLC collapse, it was the easy part. more
The 1,100-space structure at South Kingstown’s Wickford Junction train station is not even 10 percent full on the best of days, little more than a year after the Mass. Bay Transportation Authority extended its commuter-rail service south from T.F. Green Airport. more
Want one more reason for Rhode Island’s much-discussed skills gap? An estimated 111,000 residents left college without earning their degree, according to the state education board. more
After five years of regulatory hurdles and delays, it’s easy to forget about the full promise of Deepwater Wind’s proposed offshore wind-energy projects. Yes, a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and a much larger, 200-turbine project in federal waters off the state’s coast would add to the region’s alternative energy supply. more
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