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More than 1,600 startups from 41 U.S. states and 50 countries have applied for the 2014 MassChallenge competition, a worldwide contest now in its fifth year, the startup accelerator announced Friday. more
A total of 1,989 new business entities registered with the R.I. Secretary of State’s Business Services Division in the first three months of 2014, the secretary’s office announced Thursday. more
The city will re-launch its suspended startup investment program with smaller investments focused on only “high-growth” technology sector companies. more
Of Rhode Island’s estimated 413,196 households, 22,845 of them, or 5.53 percent, claim $1 million or more in investable assets, ranking the Ocean State at No. 17 nationally in the 2013 Global Wealth Monitor ranking of U.S. states by percentage of millionaire households. more
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on the conversion of a former Bank of America Corp. skyscraper into apartments following the closure Friday of a $78 million financing package, the Hartford Business Journal reported. more
Rhode Island’s congressional delegation addressed a slew of topics including climate change, flood insurance, tax reform and workforce development at a breakfast held Monday morning at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
The Social Enterprise Ecosystem for Economic Development Summit has added former Clinton policy adviser Ira C. Magaziner to its lineup of keynote speakers for the annual event, to be held this year on April 25-26 at Brown University. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue has collected $2.06 billion in general revenue during the fiscal year through February, including $172 million in last month alone, the agency reported Tuesday. The monthly report was released the same day as a Tax Foundation study ranking U.S. states according to their state and local sales tax rates was released. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
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
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