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City Council President Michael Solomon Thursday proposed a new system for awarding property tax treaties for major land developments that does not include mayoral or council approval. more
An agreement has been reached between Commonwealth Ventures LLC and the Heritage Harbor Museum Corporation to allow redevelopment of the South Street Power Station into an academic and nursing-school complex to go forward. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, showed more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the fourth quarter of 2013 than originally estimated. After analyzing tax data from 32,000 businesses, the DLT now estimates the number of Rhode Island-based jobs for December to be 473,300 – 2,100 more than the original estimate of 471,200. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $7 million more than expected in May, resulting in a 3.2 percent monthly total general revenue surplus compared with the state’s original revenue projections, the department reported Tuesday. more
Both the foreclosure rate and the rate of delinquent mortgages in the region saw significant year-over-year declines in May, according to data released by CoreLogic Tuesday. more
Janet Yellen has spoken publicly at length on the economic outlook or monetary policy seven times since becoming the Federal Reserve chief. Her next address, on June 18, might provide as good a reason as any to buy stocks. more
Home prices in the Providence area rose 5.9 percent in April compared with the same period in 2013, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Four cities and towns have launched the Rhode Island beta of OpportunitySpace, an online database of public properties intended to promote transparency and community redevelopment. more
The Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission has loosened its confidentiality policy and will now identify all proposals for the former highway land, not just winning bids, the commission announced Monday. more
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