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The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
Overcoming economic uncertainty following October’s partial shutdown of the federal government, New England business owners reported greater optimism in the past six weeks and expect to see continued growth through the first quarter of 2014, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s economy sustained positive, if sluggish, momentum in October, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
(Updated, Aug. 4, 3:45 p.m.) GateHouse Media will not honor the collective bargaining agreements negotiated between the Providence Journal and A.H. Belo Corp. and may lay off as many as 40 Journal employees upon its purchase of the paper who will be covered by Belo’s severance policy, according to an asset purchase agreement filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. more
Mayor Will Flanagan and executives of Foxwoods affiliate Crossroads Massachusetts LLC announced the developer’s intention to build a resort casino in Fall River at a Tuesday morning press conference. more
Startup accelerator Betaspring is currently accepting applications for its spring 2014 session. Betaspring provides a 12-week, mentorship-driven program along with work space, seed capital, legal counsel and access to investors and industry experts. more
Rhode Island exports rose $5.3 million, or 2.9 percent, in November, according to an e-forecasting.com report. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in December compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 19,100 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday. more
An early 19th century house in Federal Hill joins Rhode Island’s tallest building and the Statehouse lawn on the Providence Preservation Society’s Ten Most Endangered Properties List for 2014, the group announced Thursday. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-Warwick metro area in negative equity fell to 56,063 in the third quarter of 2013 from 58,292 in the second quarter, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
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