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(Updated, 6:56 p.m.) The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has received “several” development proposals, including potential commercial, residential, hospitality and recreational projects, for the former highway land known as The Link, the agency said Tuesday. more
President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a central part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risk. more
A $701,363 federal grant received by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will enable the state agency to expand its career services programs to the unemployed. more
When Rhode Island lawmakers streamlined the state income tax code three years ago, they built into it a feature that accountants say doesn’t make much sense: taxing refunds. more
While New England governors discussed ways to import hydropower from Canada this year, local businessmen were working to harness a water source closer to home: the Pawtuxet River in West Warwick. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for taxes on business, according to the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index released by the Tax Foundation Wednesday. more
State Rep. Jan Malik, D-Warren, owner of Malik’s Fine Wine & Spirits, says the time has come for his fellow Ocean State businesspeople to speak out against Rhode Island’s sales tax. more
Marcel A. Valois, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, believes the agency must earn back its reputation by reaching out to local businesses and focusing on “the nuts and bolts” of economic development, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
Oshean Inc., a nonprofit group formed to develop communications infrastructure in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, announced the completion Friday of Beacon 2.0, a high-speed fiber-optic network connecting more than 100 schools, hospitals, libraries and government agencies. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration has revised its size standards for the utilities and construction industries, redefining the maximum size a firm can be and still be considered a small business. more
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