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Mark Stewart has been appointed the new state director of the R.I. Small Business Development Center, Stewart told Providence Business News Monday. Stewart, who was previously director of the Small Business Center at Halifax Community College in Weldon, N.C., began his job in Rhode Island in June. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has raised $1.5 million for the expansion of the Charlton College of Business, securing an additional $3 million donation from the Charlton Trust for the $15 million project. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. more
The Slater Technology Fund will invest an additional $100,000 in local health care mobile messaging platform Care Thread, bringing Slater’s total investment in the company to $350,000, Slater announced Tuesday. more
Former Alex and Ani CEO Giovanni Feroce is returning to the retail industry with a 93-year-old wristwatch company he intends to resurrect as a military-inspired lifestyle brand, he announced Monday. more
During the second quarter, 2,041 new business entities registered with the R.I. Secretary of State’s Business Services Division, higher than the number reported the previous quarter, the secretary’s office announced Tuesday. more
Hope & Main LLC, Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator, has brought on food industry veteran Julie Nahas to serve as executive director of operations as the organization steams toward its official launch in August. more
After advancing slightly in last year’s ranking, Rhode Island dropped once again to dead last in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2014 report. The 2014 ranking represents the third time in the last four years that Rhode Island came in at No. 50 in the CNBC report, which scored all 50 states on 56 measures of economic competitiveness. more
Small businesses would be able to write off capital purchases more quickly under a $73.1 billion tax reduction passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives. more
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
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