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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
About 12 years ago, Bryant University officials began working on developing educational exchanges with China, which was showing signs of explosive economic growth. The school already had made the decision it wanted to have an international … more
PROVIDENCE – Thanks largely to general revenue exceeding estimates and state agencies spending under budget in fiscal 2015, Rhode Island has a surplus for the year that is $47.8 million larger than anticipated, bringing the total surplus for the … more
1 What in your professional background has best prepared you for the new role? During my years as a private-equity real estate portfolio manager my fund was, by design, overweighted to properties in urban neighborhoods. … The investment … 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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