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A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
(Updated 12:48 p.m.) Rhode Island Hospital, a Lifespan hospital, Tuesday submitted a Certificate of Need to the R.I. Department of Health, seeking approval to build a 31-bed obstetrics unit. more
The U.S. Labor Department has awarded Rhode Island $641,101 to continue funding through April of programs to help provide career services to people receiving unemployment benefits. more
The Rhode Islanders I know are doers — successful business owners, technology entrepreneurs, community advocates and passionate educators. more
PROVIDENCE – Thousands of Ward 3 voters have signed a petition seeking to recall Councilman Kevin Jackson, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported Feb. 20. "This is a grassroots effort with broad support from throughout the ward," said Patricia Kammerer, … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island had an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent, which while still the highest rate in New England was 2.5 percentage points less than it had been at the end of 2013 and the lowest it has been since March 2008. Private … more
The Massachusetts economy continues to perform well, given that total jobs, unemployment, wages and gross state product are close to or better than pre-recession levels. more
Acknowledging that economic development goes beyond creation of jobs to nurturing new skills in existing employees, banking and government leaders on Wednesday celebrated employees who recently completed industry-requested courses created through a state grant. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized the payment of real estate or job creation tax credits to three companies Monday totaling more than $10.4 million, two of which are establishing new jobs in a planned move to Rhode Island. more
A decade ago then-Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline held a competition to design a park for the land being freed up by the relocation of Interstate 195. The winning proposal included a pedestrian bridge linking the east and west sides of the … more
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