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What do Providence, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis all have in common? more
When Rob Atkinson says that there’s room for improvement in efforts to grow the local economy, as he shares Rhode Island’s ranking in his organization’s “New Economy Index” at the next mini-Garage on Oct. 23, he won’t be telling the audience anything they don’t know. more
If you’re thinking about buying a house, you probably know the sobering realities in the mortgage market. Thanks to strict federal rule changes in the wake of the housing bust, it can be tough to qualify for a loan. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health was awarded a $3.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support public-health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. more
Natural gas for January in the U.S. Northeast is the most expensive in more than a decade on concern that pipelines may not be able to ship enough fuel, risking a repeat of last winter’s record prices, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
PAWTUCKET – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month hosted a ceremonial signing at Slater Mill for three bills that aim to increase local renewable energy while allowing Rhode Island to participate in the development of a clean, secure, regional energy system. more
At the conclusion of its 2014 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the Rhode Island Access to Medical Technology Innovation Act and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed the bill into law effective July 1, 2014. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration has extended its fee-reduction program that was set to have expired at the end of fiscal year 2014. 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
Manufacturing has changed greatly in the past 20 years in Rhode Island. We’ve moved from a mass- production environment to a mass-customization environment and many facets of this transformation are now critical to the region’s economic vitality. Let’s take a look at how local and global influences have had an impact on the Ocean State and how the state can move forward based on what can be learned from its recent experience. more
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