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The General Assembly is expected to open its 2017-18 session on Tuesday, starting the new year with fresh appointments to key committees and 16 new members. more
Rhode Island’s ratio of business taxes to its gross state product is 5.4 percent, placing the Ocean State above the U.S. average of 4.6 percent, according to the 14th annual report released recently from Ernst & Young LLP conducted with the Council on State Taxation and State Research Tax Institute. more
MojoTech founder Nick Kishfy first ran the Providence-based web- and mobile-app development company from his backyard patio when it launched in 2008. Fast-forward eight years and MojoTech registered at more than $7 million in revenue in … more
Saul Kaplan founded the Business Innovation Factory in 2005 to build a place where partners from across the public and private sector could focus on solving social-system challenges. BIF focuses each year on a portfolio of projects in the … more
What are the biggest hurdles to starting a business in Rhode Island? One of the biggest hurdles is access to capital. A lot of metropolitan areas benefit from angel investment groups and local venture-capital firms and grants from municipal … more
Maria Tocco is founder and market manager of Providence Flea LLC, a weekly outdoor marketplace where crafts makers and collectors show and sell their juried wares to treasure hunters, up-cyclers and collectors of vintage and repurposed goods. In … more
Kelly Ramirez sees growth in the number of people who want to create a positive social and economic impact in Rhode Island. The trend works well for the CEO of Providence-based Social Enterprise Greenhouse, an accelerator comprising a … more
Jr Neville Songwe, principal of Joneso Design, is also executive director of Urban Ventures Inc., a state-funded, nonprofit organization providing entrepreneurship assistance to the general public and small businesses through education, training and … more
Unemployment rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 271 of the 387 metropolitan areas in the U.S., including in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, where the rate fell to 4.2 percent from 5.2 percent. more
Changes at Ava Anderson, the state’s failed “Cooler & Warmer” tourism campaign, top young chefs and a former Hasbro executive’s take on politics and philanthropy were among the most-read stories on PBN.com in 2016, according to Google Analytics. more
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