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Karl Aspelund, assistant professor of design at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from URI’s Council for Research to begin background research for a project on space apparel – namely how space communities will recycle and use clothing. His interest in the subject was sparked following a National Public Radio report about the 100 Year Starship Initiative, a program aimed at inspiring space travel by 2112. more
The Slater Technology Fund announced Tuesday that it has re-invested in Charlestown-based power distribution company VoltServer, committing $500,000 as part of the company’s $2 million Series A financing round. more
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis released data on Friday that indicates that April through June was Rhode Island’s best second quarter since the 2008 economic downturn, although the number of new business entities created during that period increased only modestly compared to a year ago. more
Local food nonprofit Hope & Main broke ground Friday on the state’s first food business incubator in Warren. more
Jeffrey O’Brien’s Main Street is made up of the waterways around Newport. His address is on a wharf. When he envisions the expansion of his increasingly busy tour-boat business, Gansett Cruise, he considers a second boat to respond to the demand he’s already serving in Westerly’s Watch Hill area. He thinks about adding a fishing boat to take out people who buy a ticket at a time, so they won’t have to charter a whole boat. more
Two Rhode Island-based companies made the top 100 in Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country, released Tuesday. more
A new Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center is being established to provide Rhode Island-based teaching artists with job opportunities in the public and private sectors. more
Businesses will be able to discuss regulations affecting them with the government officials responsible for enforcing the laws and codes at the seventh annual We Mean Business Expo next month. more
Marty Tatum’s 26 years of military service includes experience with the Seabees – the U.S. naval construction force – as well as time in Kuwait and at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island District will host the 2013 Economic Summit on Nov. 15 more
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