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To take advantage of lower interest rates, the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has refinanced $47 million in Water Pollution Control bonds, realizing $6 million in savings. more
Daniel J. Forte is the president and CEO of the Massachusetts Bankers Association. He talks with PBN about recently introduced legislation that would increase the lending cap of credit unions. more
1 Your evaluation of economic momentum in Rhode Island reflects sustained progress. What influences that progress? My assessment of our improving momentum is based almost entirely on the performance of my Current Conditions Index, a broadly … more
It is no secret that Rhode Island has a perception problem. As in, the Ocean State is perceived as a poor place to do business, to plant roots or even to find a job. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has done more than any others in recent memory to … more
Development of a new pedestrian bridge crossing the Providence River and connecting the I-195 Redevelopment District sites on both banks, appears to be back on again. more
A University of Rhode Island biologist received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to study the genetics of three groups of parasites and single-celled organisms to help scientists build a tree of life of Earth’s living organisms. more
Ellen Ford is president and CEO of Middletown-based People’s Credit Union. She discusses The Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, which would increase credit union’s lending cap to 27.7 percent of its total assets from the current 12.25 percent. more
David Ray uses public transportation every day to get to work, which makes him an anomoly in Rhode Island. On a recent afternoon, the Brown University employee sat on a bench in Providence's Kennedy Plaza, waiting for his bus home to … more
1 You were appointed superintendent in April, after a long career in nonprofit parks organizations. What has been your initial focus? It really was to share what I had learned coming up through the ranks about parks and how we use public … more
Last week the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission revealed that the developer of a $60 million student-housing project in the district had walked away from the deal. It is not clear why the Dallas developer pulled out, but the recently … more
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