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Economic Development
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The state’s 5 percent hotel tax collections increased year over year for August, but is rising at a slower rate than it did a year ago, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue’s latest report. more
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
One way to convince a small business to move to Providence is to “bribe your boss,” a somewhat light-hearted – yet pointed – take on economic development that invites employees, by way of a new website, to send the boss’ contact information so movers, shakers and believers in the city can take the leader to lunch and “make driving back to the ‘burbs tough.” more
The first hints of construction materialized Thursday as the developer of the South Street Landing project said the firm is on track for a summer closing on the property and completion of the project by early 2017. more
Two new state government appointees will focus on economic development efforts at the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. Stefan Pryor, the new commerce secretary, has appointed Darin Early as chief operating officer and Daniel Jennings as senior economic development adviser. more
More than 3,700 people contributed more than 38,000 gifts to help the Trinity Repertory Company reach its $18 million comprehensive capital campaign, theater leaders said Friday. more
(Updated 4:20 p.m.) The stopover here for the Volvo Ocean Race has impressed a race executive who says he would like to see a repeat visit during the next race in 2017-18. more
A company that has proposed to develop a 1.25-acre site on the former Interstate 195 land for student apartments has asked for more time to complete its review of the property and obtain a tax incentive agreement through the city. more
(Updated 1:04, 1:28, 3:01 and 4:07 p.m.) James J. Skeffington, the prominent lawyer who was part of the new Pawtucket Red Sox ownership that is trying to move the team to Providence, died Sunday while jogging near his home, his spokeswoman Patti Doyle confirmed. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission approved its first land sale Monday, signing off on a purchase-and-sales agreement with a Dallas-based developer who has plans to build a $50 million student apartment building in the Knowledge District. more
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