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A proposal to offer tax incentives to a Canadian company that wants to establish a cement distribution facility at the Port of Providence drew support from construction trade unions and the administration of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, at a public hearing of the City Council Finance Committee. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator index increased two-tenths of a percent in May to a reading of 131.6. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week for the first time in a month, heading back toward the lowest levels in more than a decade and signaling firings remain muted. more
Home prices increased 4.2 percent in August in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area compared with August 2014, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Employment increased in 306 out of the 339 largest counties in September, and Providence was no exception with 1.8 percent growth, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.6 percent in January, a 0.5 percentage point drop from a year ago, according to data from CoreLogic. more
Rhode Island’s rate of foreclosure starts in the first quarter was highest in New England and fifth highest in the nation, according to HousingWorks RI. more
Providence has made it to the next round in Outside Magazine’s best town in America competition. more
The Providence Journal building is under agreement for sale to local development company Cornish Associates, which hopes to close on the property by the end of March, according to Arnold B. “Buff” Chace Jr., managing general partner for Cornish. more
Home prices in the Providence metropolitan area increased 4.2 percent over the year in October to $255,000, but are still far from the high of $310,000 reached in June 2006. more
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