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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
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
The Matchmaker Fair scheduled for Oct. 4 in Warwick could also be called “speed dating for small business,” said Mark S. Hayward, Rhode Island district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration has revised its size standards for the utilities and construction industries, redefining the maximum size a firm can be and still be considered a small business. more
First it was VIP bottle service. Now it’s hookahs. 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
Charles Perkowski wants other New Englanders to be as excited about paper as he is. Vice president of Central Paper Co. Inc., a regional paper distributor that’s been in his family for more than 60 years, Perkowski grew up around reams of white copy paper, boxes of envelopes and all imaginable types of stationary. more
For Gannon & Scott, recycling precious metals found in everything from electronic and medical devices to jewelry has changed over the years, but making transactions based on trust has not. more
Pinpointing ways to save money for your business is a good thing. It helps you instill a lean operating mentality and creates discipline to put every dollar to work in the most efficient manner. more
More than half a decade after first feeling the effects of the Great Recession, Rhode Island’s business community seems to believe the state’s economy is on a sustainable positive trajectory. more
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