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Steven G. O’Donnell recently retired as superintendent of the R.I. State Police and commissioner of the R.I. Department of Public Safety, but he isn’t resting on his laurels, having recently been appointed the new CEO of the YMCA of Greater Providence. more
Cash collections increased 5.4 percent, or $33.1 million, to $651 million in the first two months of the fiscal year, the R.I. Department of Revenue said this week. more
Retail sales climbed in September by the most in three months, showing American shoppers began to spend freely again after shying away from merchants earlier in the quarter. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. rose by more than projected in September, helped by higher costs for energy and food and indicating inflation may be picking up. more
H. John Keimig, the CEO and president of Healthcentric Advisors, is being honored for Business Leadership in Providence Business News’ 16th annual Business Excellence Awards program one year after leading the health care quality improvement organization to the Excellence at a Nonprofit award. more
Rhode Island has one of the highest percentages of Latino-owned businesses in New England, but many of these entrepreneurs report challenges in gaining access to capital and resources that could help their business grow, according to a new report by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Thursday recognized Rhode Island lending institutions that have excelled as SBA lenders this year, noting that 2016 had the highest volume of loans in the Ocean State’s history, as 457 were made for more than $130 million. more
State regulators on Thursday unanimously voted to suspend an application to build a gas-fired power plant in Burrillville, allowing the applicant 60 days to provide details on how it plans to cool the proposed facility. more
With state employment growing faster than the national level and the unemployment rate the lowest it’s been since “the ‘dot com’ boom at the turn of the century,” the Massachusetts economy is performing well, according to the Editorial Board of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy published by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. more
Four programs were chosen by United Way of Rhode Island to share $155,000 from its Housing for All Fund, to put in motion safe, healthy and affordable housing programs, according to a release by the organization on Thursday. more
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