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Three years ago, the Rhode Island chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. spent nine months getting permit approvals for a small, $30,000 office renovation in Pawtucket that its president says should have taken a month. more
The first of six planned RhodeMap RI open house events will be held Monday at the Southside Cultural Center to offer Rhode Islanders an opportunity to learn about policies and strategies proposed under the initiative and to provide feedback. more
Movoto Real Estate has named Westerly the best place to live in Rhode Island, lauding the high quality of life and low crime and unemployment rates in the Ocean State’s southwestern-most town. more
A Boston Olympics in 2024 could generate $5 billion in economic activity for Massachusetts from the operations of the games, as well as $4 billion in new construction in the six years leading up to the event, according to a study of Boston’s Olympics bid by UMass Donahue Institute researchers. more
The plunge in oil that drained energy shares was also supposed to boost disposable income for consumers. Companies from automakers to retailers are still waiting to see that trickle down to their bottom lines. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly fell in March to an eight-month low as prospective buyers were in little rush to shop for properties ahead of the busier spring selling season. more
Service industries unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in February, encouraging companies that make up the biggest part of the U.S. economy to take on more workers. more
This week hasn’t been the best for the Ocean State when it comes to state rankings. WalletHub, a personal finance website, examined 116 U.S. cities to determine the hardest working cities in America in honor of Employee Appreciation Day on March 6. more
Tsoi/Kobus & Associates will design the academic offices and nursing education facilities in the $220 million South Street Landing project, the architecture company announced Tuesday. more
Total general revenue for Rhode Island through the first seven months of fiscal 2015 was $1.82 billion, a 2.5 percent increase on the budgeted revenue, according to the state’s monthly revenue assessment report for January. more
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