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The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for entrepreneurs according to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. more
Don’t let the small mountain of coal overlooking the Port of Providence fool you. more
First it was VIP bottle service. Now it’s hookahs. more
Rhode Islanders weary of the barrage of statistics that have put the Ocean State dead last for unemployment for four consecutive months can now view local success stories through “Our Backyard TV,” a new 24-hour On Demand channel produced by Cox Communications in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Business Innovation Factory founder discusses the summit, now in its 10th year. more
Social media has become second nature for many small-business owners and startup entrepreneurs. Business owners spend significant time – and sometimes money as well – seeking fans, likes and followers on all kinds of social platforms, from Facebook and Twitter, to LinkedIn, Quora, Tumblr and Pinterest, among others. more
Businesses will play an increasingly important role in disaster preparedness and recovery with the anticipated official launch this month of a public-private partnership called the Rhode Island Business Alliance, said Pete Gaynor, director of emergency management for Providence. more
Providence-based Care Thread says it has a secure way for surgeons and nurses to coordinate patient care on their phones and through social media, instead of outdated pagers. “We are a secure social network, connecting the care team to each other, so they can … bring the patient into the conversation,” said company President Nick Adams, above left. The company has developed a mobile health-records app that can be used to immediately notify doctors when a patient is admitted or discharged. Also pictured is Chief Technology Officer Andrew Shearer. more
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