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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
From 2005 to 2012, the number of boats built and sold in the United States fell by half, not a good sign for the Ocean State’s maritime industry. more
News that Johnson & Wales University was not bidding to retain its contract to operate the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center was not shocking. After all, it was when the SBDC contract with Bryant University ended that JWU took over the joint venture with the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2006. more
One of University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley’s goals is to make URI a larger player nationally in game-changing research. The payoffs for success in that realm reach far beyond a higher profile for the school, its faculty and administration. more
Richard A. Licht would like to be a Rhode Island Superior Court judge. As a former lieutenant governor and state senator, as well as a prominent attorney in the Ocean State, he would seem to be as well-qualified as many other potential candidates. more
Another industry with a potentially brighter future locally than its recent past is solar energy. more
As supporters have opined with every news story documenting the steady decline in manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island and other Northeast states in recent years, the industry is far from dead locally. more
When 400 people take a morning out of their busy schedules to listen to a panel discussion that is not likely to generate more revenue or inspire a product innovation, you know the event must be important. And last week’s PBN Summit on the Health Benefits Exchange was just that. more
The destruction of home values caused by the Great Recession remains a drag on Rhode Island’s economy. And unfortunately, the actions of U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell have kept the state from recovering. more
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