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Marketing Rhode Island’s strengths and demographics in the Northeast just became easier and more focused, with the launch of a new website dubbed “Greater Rhode Island – Think Bigger.” more
The University of Massachusetts is seeking $519 million in state funding for the new fiscal year that starts July 1, a sum that would trigger a freeze in tuition and fees for the second consecutive year. more
The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy has secured a $395,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations to create a public walkway between Kennedy Plaza and the city’s train station, The Providence Foundation announced Tuesday. more
According to a new study by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, a state sales tax of 3 percent would provide the best value in terms of new jobs and state budget impact, compared with cutting the sales tax altogether. more
The Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator Index, released by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and Bryant University’s Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies on Friday, reported that Rhode Island’s economic growth gained momentum in the third quarter and will carry that momentum through the year’s end. more
The University of Rhode Island has placed at No. 37 on the Affordable Colleges Online ranking of the top 50 colleges in the United States in terms of highest return on investment. more
The construction and operation of wind turbines in Rhode Island does not depress nearby property values, according to a study by University of Rhode Island economist Corey Lang. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9 percent in November from 9.2 percent in October, and dropped a whole percentage point compared with last November’s figure of 10 percent, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Rhode Island’s November unemployment rate of 9 percent remained the highest in New England and tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Costs paid by Rhode Island employers toward employee health plans in 2013 were higher than costs paid by employers in neighboring states, according to a recent survey conducted by USI Insurance Services. more
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