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The R.I. Economic Development Corporation has approved a total of $174,791.97 of funding through the Renewable Energy Fund, which will be divided amongst four Rhode Island solar installation companies as they engage in clean energy projects across the state. more
Mohegan Sun announced plans Tuesday to expand its retail operations at its home base, with building set to begin later this year and be finished by 2015. The 200,000-square-foot project will be referred to as the Downtown District, and will feature upscale shopping, dining options and entertainment. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board was awarded a total of $810,000 to 48 Rhode Island businesses to help provide training for their workers. more
North Kingstown will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement “smart growth” strategies to improve the economy, boost job creation and protect health and the environment, the EPA announced Thursday. more
The R.I. Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission has awarded eight grants totaling roughly $54,500 to eight local historic preservation programs, the commission announced Friday. more
Workers in Rhode Island’s three most-frequently employed occupation groups earn less than needed to afford the average two-bedroom apartment in the Ocean State, according to HousingWorks RI’s spring affordable housing report. more
More than 100 Rhode Island residents, business owners, state officials, local planners and lawmakers gathered at the Statehouse on Thursday night to kick off RhodeMap RI, a year-long project to create statewide economic development and housing plans that link with strategies for future development, transportation, land use and the environment. more
Even though Rhode Island has gained some economic strength in 2013, the Ocean State “still lags behind other states in New England when looking at major economic indicators such as growth of the gross state product and the unemployment rate,” according to the spring 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. economy remains hampered by high unemployment and government spending cuts, and tightening policy too soon would endanger the recovery. more
Marcel A. Valois, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s nominee to lead the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, was unanimously confirmed by the Rhode Island Senate Tuesday. more
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