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A key component of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's blueprint for state economic development efforts is the need to identify the state's "advanced industries and innovators for growth." Rhode Island's reputation among the nation's "foodies" is sterling, … more
Last week, the Kauffman Foundation released its 2015 Kauffman Index: Startup Activity, and the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area ranked No. 34 out of the 40 cities measured (Boston ranked No. 22). The index measures the … more
In the wake of James J. Skeffington's death and signals from elected officials that action on the proposed Providence baseball stadium is not likely in this legislative session, the Pawtucket Red Sox have backed away from the push to have the state … more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is quoted in this issue of PBN saying that developers should invest in the city even if there is not a standardized tax stabilization agreement approach in place. The words, while seeming to encourage developers to … more
With their announcement last week of a plan to start tolling large commercial vehicles traveling through Rhode Island to pay for $700 million in bridge and highway repairs over the next 10 years, the state's elected leaders have shown they … more
Two bits of news last week shone a spotlight on the former Interstate 195 land in Providence, and in one case, what was illuminated was not flattering. The good news concerned the submission of a proposal to build a 1 million-square-foot, … more
Bryant University held its 30th World Trade Day last week, and in addition to attracting more than 600 participants (making it the nation's largest such gathering, according to the school), the governors of Rhode Island and Massachusetts held a … more
Business success never happened because an enterprise sat around waiting for it to happen. So why should Rhode Island follow the same path? That is the essence of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's message to the state's citizens, but it must be heard … more
Dr. Michael Fine resigned in March as director of the R.I. Department of Health without seeing his dream of neighborhood health stations spread across the state come to fruition. But neither the intriguing idea nor Fine's pursuit of the dream are … more
It didn't generate the big headlines that Deepwater Wind does, but last week National Grid rolled out the details of a renewable energy project that could have an impact on the state's energy situation even more quickly than the offshore-wind-power … more
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