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Economic Development
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Does Providence need a minor league baseball stadium on the riverfront downtown? An at least equally debatable question not getting nearly as much attention: Does it need a public park there even more? Since the Pawtucket Red Sox owners … more
1 Over the past several months, work has been taking place at Kennedy Plaza. Can you describe some improvements? In Kennedy Plaza several internal lanes of traffic have been removed, creating a true plaza in the center of the city with … more
1 What is the purpose of having Rhode Islanders help shape the state's tourism campaign? What we're seeing in destination marketing and place-making is an evolution toward a local spirit, a local voice, a grassroots kind of storytelling. … more
The last 20 years have not been kind to Rhode Island. From 1997 through 2014, the state's real gross state product grew 30.6 percent (earlier than 1997, the figures are not comparable). In that same time period, the United States' real gross … more
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the general obligation bond rating for East Providence by two levels, to A2, recognizing the city’s continued trend of fiscal stability, increased reserves and stable tax base. more
While opposition to natural gas-expansion projects in Rhode Island to date has been limited, the disputes bear watching. If challenges were to delay or derail these projects, the volatility of supplies and pricing for electricity and heat could get … more
PROVIDENCE — The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has a new executive director. Peter McNally, a real estate investment manager, has been selected as the commission's new administrative leader, succeeding Jan Brodie, who … more
It is no secret that Rhode Island has a perception problem. As in, the Ocean State is perceived as a poor place to do business, to plant roots or even to find a job. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has done more than any others in recent memory to … more
Development of a new pedestrian bridge crossing the Providence River and connecting the I-195 Redevelopment District sites on both banks, appears to be back on again. more
The Beige Book, the Federal Reserve’s snapshot of economic data, said the outlook is “cautiously positive” in the First District, which comprises all of New England except Fairfield County in Connecticut. more
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