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Rhode Island’s capital city ranks second in the nation for 2014 as one of the most livable downtowns in the U.S., according to Livability.com, a blog that produces the rankings annually. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in September and October, rising to a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Maritime businesses, food production and industrial design rose to the top in an analysis of opportunities for growth in Rhode Island identified during the latest “Make It Happen RI” sessions hosted by the Rhode Island Foundation and the R.I. Commerce Corporation. more
Marcel A. Valois, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, believes the agency must earn back its reputation by reaching out to local businesses and focusing on “the nuts and bolts” of economic development, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
Direct spending on commercial real estate development in Rhode Island in 2012 ranked among the lowest in the country, according to a report by the Commercial Real Estate Development Association Research Foundation released Oct. 7. more
A partial shutdown of the federal government would cost the U.S. at least $300 million a day in lost economic output at the start, according to IHS Inc. more
The R.I. Small Business Development Center, which will be hosted at the University of Rhode Island beginning Jan. 1, will operate a central office at URI’s South Kingstown campus and three sub-center offices in Smithfield, South Kingstown and Providence, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday. more
Despite “worrisome economic indicators,” Rhode Island’s economy is looking better now than during the four-year period between 2008 and 2012, according to the fall 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
Residents of Palmer and East Boston, Mass., voted on Election Day to reject two proposed casinos in the towns, but the developers – the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and Suffolk Downs – won’t give up without a fight, the Boston Business Journal reported Sunday. more
Tourists beat a steady path to Rhode Island during the summer 2013, from beaches to cultural events and historic sites. While early estimates show a modest uptick overall, the approximations are, at the very least, a promising sign in one segment of the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
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