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In 2011, National Institutes of Health grants totaling $152.8 million supported 2,148 jobs in Rhode Island. Nationally, NIH funding supported 432,094 jobs and generated more than $62 billion in economic activity. Yet federal support of basic scientific research continues to decline as the government looks for ways to trim expenses. more
As simple, direct and satisfying as the initial Make It Happen Rhode Island sessions and action plan were, the second version of the Rhode Island Foundation-instigated process designed to guide public- and private-sector action has yielded a much more complex and unsatisfying set of recommendations. more
R.I. House Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry is proposing to strengthen existing law regarding making clear the cost of new legislation. What a grand idea. more
More than half a decade after first feeling the effects of the Great Recession, Rhode Island’s business community seems to believe the state’s economy is on a sustainable positive trajectory. more
PBN subscribers have no doubt seen the 2014 version of our Book of Lists, which was included as part of this week’s edition. We spend our entire fourth quarter working on it, but its contents are a true measure of the entire year. more
If only more businesses had the success that Project Turn Grease Into Fuel has had. more
As is too often the case, this year’s General Assembly session starts off with the state projecting a significant budget deficit in the coming fiscal year. What is of much greater import than what the legislature does directly on the budget, however, is what it does on these three issues: pension reform, 38 Studios and bridge tolls. more
Letitia and John Carter are well-known in the region for the R.I. Innovation Fellowship program run through the Rhode Island Foundation. Now in the midst of judging for the third class of winners, the fellowship awards up to $300,000 spread over three years to each of two chosen applicants to test and implement innovative ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in Rhode Island. more
There is a saying in sales: “Find the pain.” more
It may not be spring, but as the new year dawns there are green shoots sprouting up across the state’s real estate development ecosystem. more
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