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WOONSOCKET – Three new incentive programs were launched Dec. 11 by the state to improve streetscapes in central business districts, provide tax-stabilization incentives and give tax credits to local companies that play a role in persuading a … more
When the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee raised the federal funds rate by 0.25 percent last week, it broke an unprecedented streak of near-zero rates that was put in place to ward off the powerful effects of the Great Recession. At … more
1 The City Council recently received a report on economic-development clusters that look promising. What happens now? We'll work internally to develop working groups to better understand what the city's role can be in moving the report's … more
The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has completed a refinancing of the Pawtucket Water Supply Board’s bonds, a move that will save customers $9.8 million in future debt service. more
DESIGNxRI has unveiled recipients of the Providence Design Catalyst grant program, in which 17 city businesses will receive up to $35,000 each. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island continued to move toward the national average in November, as it fell one-tenth of a percentage point from October’s rate to 5.2 percent, compared with the national 5 percent rate, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
(Updated 4:30 p.m.) Providence received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s fourth annual report assessing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in 408 cities across the country. more
A University of Rhode Island research team has received $227,850 in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration funding to examine the effects of climate change on Atlantic fisheries. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has approved the design plan for a mixed-use development that will occupy a one-third acre parcel in the Fox Point neighborhood. more
Representatives of the R.I. Commerce Corporation told state lawmakers Thursday that the agency has not dispersed any new loans or awarded financial incentives created in the fiscal 2016 budget, but has laid the groundwork for evaluating applications for state assistance. more
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