Economic Development
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Tax-stabilization agreements have played a major role in turning derelict, abandoned properties in Providence into residential and commercial complexes that bring people into the city and revitalize down-in-the-mouth neighborhoods. more
Recently there has been much discussion about the various means of public support for private historic rehabilitation and other construction projects. There has been criticism, some of it justified, of specific instances of the use of government tools – such as tax-stabilization acts – for promotion of economic activity. While this type of review is always healthy, there is a distinct danger that the larger picture will be missed. more
Some have questioned the value of residential and mixed-use developments in downtown and other parts of Providence. Their question: “Don’t we need jobs, not housing?” The answer: Residential and mixed-use projects will produce jobs, as well as other long-term benefits to our city and our state. more
The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket has a historical timeline of the valley on the wall, a 90-seat theater showing a film about the region and a large, walkable floor map. more
More than a year before the first sail appears on the Newport horizon, corporations, sponsors and competitors are already booking Rhode Island hotel rooms and planning events for the Volvo Ocean Race. more
One of the priorities that University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley articulated the moment he arrived in the Ocean State in 2009 was the need for the state’s land-grant university to become more involved in its economic health. more
Rhode Island will receive more than $2.7 million to clean up properties in Pawtucket, Providence and Westerly that have been designated “brownfields,” where expansion or redevelopment is prevented due to hazardous pollutants or contaminants, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth returned $9 to the state economy for every $1 invested by the state in 2013, according to a new study by the UMass Donahue Institute. more
With the adoption last week of an economic-development action plan for the Ocean State, the R.I. Commerce Corporation has shown just how difficult turning around the state’s economy will be. Still, the effort underscores the notion that there is no one silver bullet to creating a healthy state economy, just a series of deliberate steps that can do little but improve that state’s business climate and support long-term economic growth. more
If you take the name “Creative Capital,” you better be able to back it up. In its “Bring Your Company to Life,” marketing program, The Providence Foundation and its community partner, the Downtown Improvement District, are making good on that premise. more
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