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Revenue from the state 5 percent hotel tax collections grew 29.4 percent year over year in March, and 12.2 percent when comparing this fiscal year to the prior fiscal period. more
Rhode Island ranked 17th in the nation in May for 4.8 percent year-over-year construction employment growth. more
Rhode Island is the 22nd best state for drivers, according to Bankrate.com, which noted its low fatal crash rate and below average gasoline expenses. more
When it comes to income inequality, Rhode Island ranks 28th among the 50 states, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, which said income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s. more
Gasoline prices remained the same this week in Rhode Island, but rose 2 cents in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
More than 1.7 million New Englanders, the most since 2005, are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Northeast. more
For the first time since before the Great Recession, Rhode Island developers are discussing the possibility of new industrial construction, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report based on reports from late November to early January. more
The Massachusetts economy is “emitting mixed signals,” according to the latest MassBenchmarks Current Economic Index. more
Meal and beverage tax collections, as well as hotel tax collections, grew over the year in October and on a fiscal year- to-date basis, the state Department of Revenue reported Wednesday. more
James Rizzo is senior vice president and regional manager of commercial banking for Rockland Trust. In that role, he manages a sales and lending team that covers Rhode Island, as well as southeastern Massachusetts. more
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