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Rhode Island is filled with brilliant, creative people, the ones who make a difference. Featured on Page 1 of this week’s edition is Sean C. Deoni, an assistant professor of engineering at Brown University. more
Smithfield and Bryant University finally have agreed to meet to begin discussions about the university making payments to the municipality. The meeting is scheduled days before the town will be allowed to start assessing the school for municipal services it delivers. more
The call for collaboration among nonprofits has grown in intensity in recent years. The reason is simple: in times of limited resources, sharing them among organizations with like missions stretches the effectiveness of each. more
WANTED: Developers with a few million dollars burning a hole in their pockets willing to invest in waterfront property in a cool Northeastern city. more
Walking away from $2 billion in sales seems like a pretty bold risk for any company, even one that posted $123 billion in revenue in 2012 (and is likely to at least match that in 2013 when it reports results this week). But that is just what CVS Caremark Corp. has done by making the decision to stop selling tobacco products in its retail locations by Oct. 1. more
Talk to a developer or architect about working in Providence and the difficulty of getting a permit for any project is oftentimes the first thing out of his mouth. Some recent changes at the city’s Department of Inspection and Standards may be changing all that, however. more
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
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