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Marcel A. Valois, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s nominee to lead the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, was unanimously confirmed by the Rhode Island Senate Tuesday. more
Building Futures, a program of The Providence Plan, was named the 2013 winner of the Governor’s Workforce Board’s Innovation Award. more
As the 2013 legislative session heads toward its closing date, Rhode Island has a great economic opportunity within its grasp. Passage of a carefully constructed historic-tax-credit program would kick-start jobs, revitalize neighborhood economies and help get us back in business. more
Even though Rhode Island has gained some economic strength in 2013, the Ocean State “still lags behind other states in New England when looking at major economic indicators such as growth of the gross state product and the unemployment rate,” according to the spring 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. economy remains hampered by high unemployment and government spending cuts, and tightening policy too soon would endanger the recovery. more
The Rhode Island Foundation held its annual meeting last week, and among many of the standard attributes of such a gathering, the foundation highlighted three initiatives that reflect a stepped-up engagement in the state’s public life. more
Vietnam combat veteran John Shepard had already co-founded two breakthrough-technology companies – involving network firewalls and fingerprint readers – when he went looking for a line of credit for his most recent company, Veterans Assembled Electronics. more
At the present time, Rhode Island is consumed by two different issues. The first of these concerns our state’s approach to economic development. Do we rejigger the R.I. Economic Development Corporation into a Department of Commerce, or proceed with a marginally changed EDC but give the governor a more substantial hand? The second concerns the extension of Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist’s contract. more
North Kingstown will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement “smart growth” strategies to improve the economy, boost job creation and protect health and the environment, the EPA announced Thursday. more
As the redevelopment of Garden City Center continues, several national retailers have opted to open locations there, the center’s managing company announced Wednesday. more
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