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The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
Forty percent of Rhode Island small-business owners consider Rhode Island’s regulatory environment relatively poor compared with other states, and 66 percent believe there are too many regulations imposed on businesses in the state, according to the R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform’s 2014 Small Business Survey. more
(Updated, 3:07 p.m.) The Rhode Island Foundation reported net assets of $734.4 million at the end of 2013, increasing by $101.6 million, or 16 percent, the $632.8 million reported the previous year, according to the organization’s 2013 annual report. Since 1993, the organization has seen its total assets increase more than 300 percent, from $197 million. more
A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has selected 17 projects, from among 92 applicants, to receive a total of $210,000 in funding from the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Grants Program. more
The Slater Technology Fund will invest an additional $100,000 in local e-commerce technology firm Absolute Commerce, bringing Slater’s total investment in the company to $350,000, Slater announced Tuesday. more
Betaspring hosted more than 300 community supporters, investors and Betaspring alumni Thursday for an open house introducing the accelerator’s spring 2014 class of startups. more
Judges for this year’s Rhode Island Business Plan Competition have narrowed the field of competitors to seven who will compete as finalists in the 2014 contest. more
Two Rhode Islanders will be honored among more than 50 Global Enterprising Educators and Global Young Entrepreneurs receiving awards at the 2014 Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Gala. more
Virtual technology developer Worlds Online Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sigal Consulting LLC, a Massachusetts-based firm that specializes in licensing and developing medical marijuana facilities, including the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center in Providence. more
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