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Thirty-three percent of Rhode Island’s rural roads and 25 percent of its rural bridges are in need of repair, ranking Rhode Island among the U.S. states with the highest percentage of deficient rural roadways, according to a report issued Thursday by the Trip National Transportation Research Group. more
General Dynamics Electric Boat is in a hiring surge to meet the requirements of U.S. Navy contracts and has already added more than 720 new employees at its Quonset Point facility since the beginning of the year, according to Jason Vlaun, the company’s human resources manager. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
Rhode Island again ranked 20th among the 50 states in export growth for the first eight months of 2014, posting a 5.1 percent increase in foreign sales compared with the prior-year period, according to e-forecasting.com. more
If there was a theme to Providence Business News’ Manufacturing Awards program Thursday at Bryant University’s Bello Center, it was that teamwork helps an enterprise function at a level much greater than the sum of its parts. more
Manufacturing expanded in August at the fastest pace in three years as orders grew by the most in a decade, showing U.S. factories will help power the economy into the third quarter. more
Gasoline prices are creeping up in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
The U.S. construction market will grow significantly over the next 18 months, with spending increasing 7 percent in 2015, Gilbane Building Co. estimates in a report issued Wednesday. more
Summer Infant, a maker of products for the 0-3 age group, released its earnings report on Thursday, showing an increase in sales, but a loss for the period that ended April 4. more
Tinker|Bristol, a nonprofit manufacturing incubator, is slated to open on Wood Street in the spring, according to a news release from the company. more
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