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Despite earlier hopes that improved consumer confidence would drive renewed economic growth in the region, New England businesses reported mixed results during May and June, pointing to slow economic growth overall, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. 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
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
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $5.6 million to Rhode Island to provide permanent homes and services to low-income people with disabilities in an effort to prevent them from becoming homeless or unnecessarily institutionalized. more
Rhode Island has the highest vehicle property taxes in the nation at an average of $1,133, according to WalletHub’s latest survey of the highest and lowest property taxes in 2015. more
Providence has proposed two standardized tax incentive programs for development in the Interstate 195 corridor, including one that would defer full taxes for projects of at least $10 million for 13 years. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has released its take on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget, and said that expected surplus funds can be utilized to improve the state’s economic climate and enhance its economic development. more
New residential construction in the U.S.surged in April to the highest level in more than seven years, indicating the industry regained its footing after the soft patch at the beginning of the year. more
AAA is predicting that nationwide, a record 98.6 million Americans, including 4.2 million New Englanders, will travel 50 or miles from home during the Dec. 23 to Jan. 4 holiday travel period, marking an increase of 4 percent from last year. more
That familiar brown UPS truck may look a little different this season. The Atlanta-based company has been adding rental trucks, such as U-Hauls, to its fleet of UPS trucks to handle increased delivery demand during the peak Christmas season. more
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