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Recent media reports and comments by President Barack Obama highlight a troubling fact about the United States today: all too often, your zip code determines your economic destiny more
In a recent Providence Business News Op-Ed (“Making manufacturing a priority will yield great rewards,” July 22), manufacturing in Rhode Island was lauded as one of our state’s economic-development strengths. Absolutely – manufacturing is our past, our present and our future. more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse last month announced more than $2.2 million in federal funding for two Rhode Island conservation programs: the state’s Coastal Management Program and the Rhode Island Sea Grant. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts last week announced the first round of grant awards for the 2013-2014 season, which it hopes will help keep “thousands of artists” employed in the coming year. more
NEW BEDFORD – Local environmental organizations and their supporters are looking to sweeten the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s settlement with harbor contaminator AVX, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported last week. more
Do 75 million homeowners need their own advocate before Congress and federal agencies on issues such as the mortgage interest tax deduction, retention of low down payment loans, and the start of tougher financing rules next January? more
Hailed by both institutions as a way to better serve the community, Roger Williams University is finalizing its takeover of HousingWorks RI, the housing policy research group. more
The death by veto of a bill empowering the Providence Redevelopment Agency to construct new buildings “is not going to stop us” from helping Brown University revive the former South Street Power Station, according to Providence Economic Development Director James Bennett. more
Rhode Island lawmakers overhauled the R.I. Economic Development Corporation this summer more than a year after the agency’s ill-fated $75 million investment in 38 Studios LLC collapsed. more
Providence’s summer jobs program has helped 650 city youth find employment this summer, the office of Mayor Angel Taveras announced Wednesday. more
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