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Economic Development
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Three historic commercial structures in Providence and North Providence that will be converted to apartments will qualify for as much as $5.2 million in state historic preservation tax credits, the state announced Monday. more
What's not to like? General Electric Co. is opening a new technology center in Providence and has started the hiring process for the 100 jobs it expects to put here. The decision to build a satellite office in Rhode Island after the … more
For years, economic-development specialists have been saying that Providence needs to get more construction underway, particularly construction of hotels, as room vacancy rates go down and cost of rooms go up. After some dithering, the … more
When Christina H. Paxson, an Ivy League educated economist, was contemplating applying for the presidency of Brown University, did she see herself wading into the tough playpen of real estate development in Rhode Island, and even joining the … more
Now that the Rhode Island Foundation has created a road map to boost opportunities for small-business success in the Ocean State, who will step up to follow it? On Feb. 14, the foundation published "Rhode Island Small Business Supports," … more
The IYRS School of Technology & Trades is significantly expanding its programming and campus in Newport with the addition of a 20,000-square-foot facility to house its School of Composites Technology and School of Marine Systems. The new facility, … more
The Highlander Institute spent two years researching an idea for an education-innovation cluster that would develop links between Rhode Island educators, nonprofits, education-technology companies and university researchers. "It was … more
A host of business, labor and community leaders on Thursday are holding a press conference to talk about the redevelopment of the so-called Superman Building at 111 Westminster St., Providence, which has been vacant for about three years. more
On Tuesday the Rhode Island Foundation announced the results of a report that analyzed the state’s small-business support capabilities, identified weaknesses in the business ecosystem and suggested opportunities for improvement. more
Updated 2:33 p.m. Businessman and former Providence mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. announced on Monday that he plans to convert the former St. Joseph’s hospital building in South Providence into housing for the homeless. more
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