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Rhode Island's nascent and fast-growing renewable energy industry is increasingly becoming the headline in a state heavily reliant on outside generation. But many businesses still question the benefit of renewable energy in a state long burdened … more
A family-based business composed of ingenious thinkers who know how to reinvent themselves to meet changing conditions. That's the formula that has kept New England Construction going strong, now in its second generation of leadership. … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks 41st – or 11th worst – in the nation for its economy, according to WalletHub. WalletHub called 2015 "a banner year for the U.S. economy, thanks to a strong dollar, job gains, lower oil prices, increased … more
PROVIDENCE – The effort to secure millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies to revitalize Providence's tallest building has again stalled at the Rhode Island Statehouse. William Fischer, a spokesman for "Superman" building owner … more
On the occasion of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, six of Rhode Island's business leaders discussed its economy, where it has been and where it is likely to go from today. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. … more
When General Electric Co. in 2015 announced plans to move out of its longtime Connecticut headquarters, many were surprised when Rhode Island was named as a possible new location. more
The economic outlook for Rhode Island has improved considerably over the last three years. This is particularly evident given a significant decline in the unemployment rate, which was 5.4 percent in February 2016 compared with a peak rate of 11.3 … more
Beta Group Inc., of Lincoln, started small – with three employees in 1982 – and it has continued to grow, taking a leap, for example, in mid-2012, when it acquired the landscape architecture firm Gates, Leighton & Associates, which became a new … more
It turns out, strange as it sounds, that sharks like nuts. Who knew? That was good news in 2013 for three Providence-area entrepreneurs who were building a business that makes and sells high-protein nut butters, almond butters and protein powder. … more
People who stumbled upon the first prototype for WaterFire Providence in 1994 could be forgiven for responding with a puzzled "huh?" and then moving along. Who knew this odd public art event would bring millions of people and hundreds of millions of … more
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