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The city this spring will once again apply for a federal transportation grant to fund a new streetcar system between Upper South Providence and College Hill, Providence officials said Friday. more
The foot traffic, property values and investment in Providence’s Thayer Street commercial district are the envy of many Main Street merchants groups in Rhode Island. more
(Updated, 6:30 p.m.) One of the narrowest and most endangered buildings in downtown Providence has a new lease on life. The city announced Tuesday that it has transferred the vacant George C. Arnold Building on Washington Street to a private partnership working with the Providence Revolving Fund to rehabilitate it. more
The owner of the Industrial Trust Tower in downtown Providence is asking for up to $75 million in public financing to transform the historic office building into apartments. more
Federal transportation officials will settle Rhode Island’s latest city-versus-suburbs infrastructure debate. more
John Condon, president of Stonewall Solutions, will tell you it’s no easy task finding the right people to work at his software-development company. “We need candidates with technology skills that are pretty unique,” he said. “To find them, we have to cast a wide net.” more
Electric Boat’s plan to hire 650 employees this year at its expanding facility at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown is a precursor to a massive ramp-up expected to more than double the current Quonset workforce of 2,800 over the next 15-20 years. more
Rhode Islanders weary of the barrage of statistics that have put the Ocean State dead last for unemployment for four consecutive months can now view local success stories through “Our Backyard TV,” a new 24-hour On Demand channel produced by Cox Communications in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Providence is encouraging transit-oriented development in two neighborhoods most residents may not associate with transportation or potential growth. more
Rhode Island remains behind other states in New England when looking at major economic indicators such as growth of the gross state product and the unemployment rate. However, the state economy is slowly regaining momentum. more
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