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It would be a stretch to say that Thayer Street in Providence’s College Hill neighborhood and Main Street in Woonsocket are two peas in a pod. 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
The recent release by the Founders League of a map of the startup ecosystem in Rhode Island is long on identifying the traditional Knowledge Economy innovators (not that there is anything wrong with that). But one sector of the economy that does not seem to get as many startup props as it could is the restaurant scene. more
Created to generate potential solutions to the Sakonnet River Bridge tolling controversy, the East Bay Bridge Commission – which is due to make recommendations in less than a month – should take this opportunity to deal comprehensively with all of the state’s transportation infrastructure needs. more
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
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
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
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
It is an odd turn of phrase to say that winter creates friction. But it’s true. 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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