Economic Development
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A $1.7 million federal grant has been awarded to the Newport County Development Council to help establish a technology business incubator to foster startups, creating more than 100 jobs. more
New England Institute of Technology will undergo a $120 million expansion at its East Greenwich campus, President Richard I. Gouse announced on Wednesday. more
Massachusetts and the nation are on track to experience solid growth for the balance of 2014 and through the first quarter of 2015, but “serious challenges remain,” according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
The nonprofit Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released an analysis of Rhode Island’s budget outlook, saying that due to increased revenue and lower-than-anticipated expenditures, the state’s projected opening surplus for fiscal 2015 has been increased to approximately $8.8 million. more
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on Providence’s use of tax-stabilization incentives. more
It’s a moment Providence, the state and especially the seven members of the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission have been waiting for. more
Maria Gooch-Smith, executive director of the South Eastern Economic Development Corporation, has been named the 2014 Financial Services Champion for Massachusetts and New England by the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
Getra S.p.A., a global energy company outside Naples, Italy, that builds electrical transformers, is looking for distribution and warehouse facilities in the Northeast. Rhode Island officials think they have what the company needs at ports in Providence and North Kingstown and made a pitch for the business during a recent trade mission to Italy and Ireland. 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
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
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