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FM Global has pledged $1 million to support construction of the University of Rhode Island’s proposed College of Engineering facility, a plan for which funding is included on the Nov. 4 ballot. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to gain traction. more
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
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in August over July to 128.3. more
A miniature park near the Brown Bookstore on Thayer Street and wider sidewalks are among the improvements slated for the area over the next six months, according to the city, Brown University and two neighborhood management groups. more
It’s back to square one for Rhode Island’s redevelopment of the former Shooters nightclub property in Providence. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management officially broke off talks May 1 with Bowl Arts LLC, the community group that had been hoping to build a concert and performing arts venue on the site. more
Passenger traffic declined in September at T.F. Green Airport, registering 297,077 travelers, a drop of nearly 6 percent compared with September 2013, according to the latest report released by the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
Rhode Island added 1,200 more jobs than first reported for the second quarter of the year, according to revised figures put out by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Thursday afternoon. more
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a $20.85 million grant to T.F. Green Airport for the next phase of its ongoing runway relocation project, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Thursday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in the country in April despite a drop to 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
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