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A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
The Internet of Things is one of the gadget industry's brightest hopes in a world that's saturated with smartphones. Sensors are cheap, and digital giants such as Amazon and Google are aggressively pushing their voice-command technology. The … more
When Frank Ankoma immigrated to Providence in 1997, he says immigrant-owned businesses were hard to find. more
Gerardo Reyes loves coffee. "Everything started with loving coffee – I'm addicted," said the owner of Chikondi Café on Dexter Street in Central Falls. A Guatemalan native, Reyes moved to Providence when he was 20. For the past 12 years … more
The pitch: Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to change your body. Years in business: 4 Employees: 22 Cost to obtain franchise: $154,500-$282,000 … more
Food ventures, round two. Social Enterprise Greenhouse, a business accelerator, is launching its second food accelerator program, and introducing a new cohort on Feb. 9. more
An indoor go-kart track opened last week at Collyer Entertainment Complex, and there are plans to add bowling and billiards, a restaurant, sports bar, indoor playground for children and event rooms, in April. more
A total of $11.7 million was invested in Rhode Island venture capital-backed companies in the fourth quarter, bringing the total investment for the year to $23.7 million. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Thursday a new performance goal to expand economic opportunity by doubling the Minority Business Enterprise utilization rate for state contracts by 2020. more
Medley Genomics, a life sciences startup out of Brown University, has received $250,000 in seed funding from the Slater Technology Fund to build partnerships and demonstrate its concept with collaborators. more
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