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Economic Development
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Problem: East Providence is losing young adults, as the number of residents aged 25-34 years old fell 30 percent from 1990 to 2015. The East Providence Working Cities team has identified Riverside Square as an area where there's a large population … more
Problem: Although known for its mansions, Newport has issues with poverty, education and mobility. The Newport Working Cities team reports subpar graduation rates – 79 percent – high child-poverty rates – 24.4 percent – and a mass exodus, as … more
Political signs for local elections scatter the well-kept lawns alongside Route 5 – also known as Greenville Avenue – a two-lane state highway in Johnston. Robert V. Russo is running for re-election in District 4; Robert Civetti is … more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. has agreed to a $25.6 million settlement with two more defendants in the ongoing 38 Studios LLC civil lawsuit. The proposed settlement is between Commerce RI, formerly known as the R.I. Economic … more
NEW BEDFORD – Mayor Jon Mitchell has sharply different views than state representatives on how unspent federal earmarks could benefit the city's waterfront, and said the potential windfall could total more than $10 million. In an Aug. 18 … more
The Providence Downtown Improvement District, an organization funded through fees on downtown properties, has named a new slate of officers for the next year. more
Robert Murray, president of Bond, spoke recently with the Providence Business News about the company’s decision this year to establish an office in Providence. Bond, headquartered in Everett, Mass., has more than 750 employees and operates in nine states. In Providence, it occupies a 5,000-square-foot office at One Cedar Street. The construction management and general contracting company employs about 25 people on Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts projects, which will be coordinated out of the Providence location. more
Blade by blade, General Electric Co. is building part of its future a few miles off the Rhode Island coast, turning a one-time piece of Enron Corp. into a global renewable-energy business. more
In signs of a strengthening economy, businesses are increasingly reinvesting in both employees and big-ticket items despite rising health care costs and other concerns, according to Providence Business News' Summer 2016 Business Survey. … more
Problem: The capital city has a skills problem. In 2000 the unemployment rate for residents in the labor force totaled 9.3 percent, compared with 13.7 percent in 2014. The Providence Working Cities team has also identified a skills gap between … more
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