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Economic Development
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The General Assembly considered but did not pass Bill 7375, The Remote Sales Tax Collection Act, for real and fair competition reflecting 21st century commerce. It was "held for further study." Today, online-only retailers are not required … more
An Attleboro company that specializes in demographic analysis for retail locations will relocate to downtown Providence, bringing with it 28 jobs. The move will qualify for $500,000 in state Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credits, as approved Monday by the R.I. Commerce Corp. board. more
Rhode Island is no stranger to celebrations designed to boost local eateries and promote Ocean State fare. It was unusual, however, to see Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and her husband, Andy Moffit, front and center with the R.I. Department of Environmental … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday defended her track record of attracting outside businesses to Rhode Island, saying her efforts are ongoing and that results take time. more
Thirteen communities are eligible to participate in the Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and receive between $300,000 and $500,000 over a three-year period to implement initiatives to improve the lives of low-income residents. more
PROVIDENCE – Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of nontax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of the … more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
The west side has gained several new business tenants. Cleverhood LLC, a Providence-based outerwear company, recently moved from Clifford Street, in the Jewelry District, to newly renovated space at 425 W. Fountain St., an area that has attracted residential conversions and now is adding more retail. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
This year's "March Madness at the Dunk" is projected to pump $3.5 million into Rhode Island – about the same as it did six years ago – but the success of such events is not always measured in dollars, Providence leaders say. The event … more
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