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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced a partnership with the R.I. Commerce Corporation and its Procurement Techincial Assistance Center to offer Rhode Island small businesses free counseling and training programs on procurement procedures at the local, state and federal level. more
An independent study of public safety dispatch services in the state recommends the creation of regional emergency dispatch centers to save municipalities money, particularly since the 911 system is moving toward technology that can relay text messages, photos and video. more
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is bringing business owners, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and government officials together during the eighth annual “We Mean Business” expo on Sept. 3. more
Rhode Island’s top transportation official has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the campaign to raise the height of a planned Providence River pedestrian bridge and extend a riverwalk through the former Interstate 195 land. more
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Rhode Island’s credit outlook from negative to stable while maintaining an Aa2 bond rating, the agency announced Monday. more
Top officials from 12 Asia-Pacific nations formally kicked off a four-day bid to hammer out a massive but so far elusive free-trade agreement that has been in the works for six years. more
Rhode Island ranks 43rd in the nation in funding programs that prevent children from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released this week by a coalition of public health organizations. more
Legislators on Wednesday approved a $38.1 billion state budget for fiscal 2016 which they said emphasizes economic growth, support for residents most in need and reform of the state’s transportation system. more
Two years after Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee sped up the pace of review of the state’s business regulations, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Regulatory Reform has released its fourth and final report on the effort. more
Rhode Island ranks better than most states on infectious disease preparedness. Rhode Island scored six out of 10 key indicators related to preventing, detecting, diagnosing and responding to infectious disease outbreaks, according to a recently released report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. more
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