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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
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
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
Drake Patten was warned that opening an urban-farm-supply store in a vacant former gas station on Providence’s West Side would be difficult. more
Private nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island have until Aug. 5 to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration reminded nonprofits on Friday. more
When the last of the Arcade’s retail tenants vacated the 185-year-old building in 2008 in anticipation of a planned renovation, the imposing structure often called the oldest indoor mall in the country jumped to the top of the most-endangered-properties list published by the Providence Preservation Society. more
Add Carolyn Rafaelian, president of Alex and Ani Inc. and new winery owner, to the list of businesspeople taking aim at Rhode Island’s strict and often arcane liquor laws. more
Small businesses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have until July 22 to apply for working capital loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration reminded businesses on Thursday. more
Main Street Formals was recognized by the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce as 2013 small business of the year on June 20th. more
Despite the often overwhelming negativity in the public discourse about Rhode Island’s economy and its prospects – 56 percent of respondents to a recent PBN.com poll on this topic said the state deserves all the raspberries it receives – there are many good stories hereabouts, not the least of them being the Bryant University international-business senior practicum. more
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