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Economic Activity
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In today's mobile Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat world, statistics need to be instant and simple. But the real world is often more complex than that. Take, for example, the public perception of the local economy, as revealed in three recent … more
(Updated 10:37 a.m.) The Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership announced Monday it is committing all of its $350,000 in state funding to programming for small manufacturers in Rhode Island through its new “Rocket” program. more
For the second consecutive month in June, Rhode Island had the largest year-over-year percentage-point decline in its unemployment rate among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. more
Rhode Island Realtors are generally optimistic about the high-end, residential property market continuing last year's strong showing in 2016, according to several who spoke with Providence Business News. n Benjamin Scungio, manager of Mott … more
While the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of only five of the 15 metros in New England to show GDP growth from 2013 to 2014 (in constant dollars) greater than 1 percent, at 1.52 percent it was still well below the national average for … more
June was the most active month for single-family home sales in 16 years, according to the R.I. Association of Realtors, which said the real estate market shows no signs of slowing down. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island inched up a penny from last week, but fell by the same amount in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said. more
When the George W. Bush Institute commissioned Nobel-winning economist Edward Prescott to analyze its proposal to generate 4 percent annual growth for the U.S., the famously pro-free-market Prescott replied that a target of 3 percent was better for … more
(Updated 11:19 a.m.) A key committee of the Providence City Council voted Tuesday to recommend a tax stabilization agreement for real estate and tangible property taxes to help facilitate development of a cement distribution center at the Port of Providence. more
Hope & Main, the state’s first food business incubator, will hold its first tabletop show on May 19. more
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