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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
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity in the nation in the first quarter at 13.3 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Rhode Island manufacturers are invited to a Design Thinking Forum on Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Rhode Island School of Design. more
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