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Pay to play took on a new meaning recently, when New Shoreham officials asked National Grid PLC to pay "a large sum" of money in exchange for granting a request for a delay in the completion date of the undersea power cable that is being laid to … more
If the state's public officials want to make a real difference in Rhode Island's future, they should spend less time on getting to the bottom of the 38 Studios mess and more, a lot more, on the looming public-finance meltdown over unfunded liabilities for local pensions and other post-employment benefits (also known as OPEBs). more
Be it ever so modest, Rhode Island's recovery is reigniting the debate over which economic-development policies are the best ones to implement. And despite the wonky subject matter, it is one that touches some very emotional issues. At … more
Rhode Island long has been known for its designers, thanks in no small part to the enduring excellence of the Rhode Island School of Design. But changes in how designers are being used by business have the potential to make Rhode Island … more
Two young companies are profiled in this week's edition of PBN, and while their stories are heartwarming and their successes so far are heartening, how they got where they are can be instructive to us all. Doctor's Choice, all of 4 years … more
Local IT firms have reported difficulty for years in attracting people they need to grow their companies. A recent summit put on by Tech Collective and Bridge Technical Talent provided more detail … more
This year's legislative session once again denied any operating funds for the Slater Technology Fund. Just to review, Slater is a nonprofit that makes seed and early-stage investments in local companies. Since its creation 20 years ago, … more
Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
It was predictable, that when the R.I. Department of Transportation announced it was creating eight new positions and reclassifying six others as part of a new organizational structure, there was much gnashing of teeth in the public sphere. … more
The House's June 7 support for voter approval of any tax agreement negotiated between the Burrillville Town Council and developers of a proposed power plant is a blatant attempt to give local opponents of the project as much leverage as possible. … more
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