Economic Development
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Katharine Hazard Flynn has worked for the business community – specifically, the finance industry on Wall Street – and with the business community, through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. Now, in her new role as executive director of the University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center, she is working for the university as well as for and with business and industry, seeking to connect employers with opportunities that “engage” URI’s resources, faculty and student body for mutual benefit. more
The R.I. Economic Development Corporation’s Enterprise Zone Council voted Oct. 1 to approve Pawtucket’s request to designate a second enterprise zone in the city, The Pawtucket Times reported. more
The R.I. Public Expenditure Council will hold a forum on the state’s business climate next week featuring review panels of policymakers, analysts and economists both from within Rhode Island and representing national organizations. more
Rhode Island’s economy is improving, but progress is slow and the impact of the 2008 Great Recession is still felt. more
Too many in Rhode Island do not understand in their bones that we have a continuing spending problem. Exhibit A: legislation passed in the just-concluded legislative session that raised the allowable tax on gross rental receipts from affordable-housing projects that towns and cities can charge (in lieu of a standard property tax) from 8 percent to 10 percent. more
In a recent Providence Business News Op-Ed (“Making manufacturing a priority will yield great rewards,” July 22), manufacturing in Rhode Island was lauded as one of our state’s economic-development strengths. Absolutely – manufacturing is our past, our present and our future. more
The R.I. Division of Planning’s Statewide Planning Program, RhodeMap RI, will sponsor six public workshops around the state during the month of January as part of the final round of the “Great Places” series on community development. more
In three years, Unetixs Vascular Inc. has gone from another cautionary tale about businesses leaving Rhode Island’s fragile economy to a refreshing example of a firm planning to grow here over the long haul. more
BOSTON – MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, is providing $2 million in financing to Mass College Green, a pilot program designed to speed up adoption of energy-efficiency measures by independent colleges in Massachusetts. more
The daughter and granddaughter of veterans, Stacy Pearsall stuck with the family tradition. She joined the U.S. Air Force straight out of high school, and spent the next decade traveling the world as a military photographer. more
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