Economic Development
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Any questions as to how much Brown University is contributing to the vitality of Providence and Rhode Island should be put to rest by the announcement last week of the $206 million plan to rehabilitate the South Street Power Station and develop a mixed-use building and parking facility adjacent to it. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has nominated Nami Studios President Maeve Donahue for the R.I. Economic Development Corporation board of directors, the governor announced Thursday. more
The planned Kennedy Plaza transformation, years in the making, is one of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras’ top economic-development priorities. The city plans to spend $1.7 million to help transform the commuter hub into a pedestrian destination with fewer buses and more investment downtown, creating what the mayor has called “a vibrant and dynamic park, pedestrian mall and public space.” more
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
Three real estate developers have responded to a city request for qualifications to find a credible partner to work with on the redevelopment of the 7.4-acre vacant lot at 45 Division St. south of the new Pawtucket River Bridge. 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
For nonprofit museums and historical sites off the beaten path or public radar, there’s never enough publicity, promotion or cross-organizational cooperation to get the word out. more
The Greater New Bedford Industrial Foundation celebrated the completion last week of Flaherty Drive, an 800-foot extension of New Bedford Business Park. more
The Dean Hotel on Fountain Street opened its doors to guests for the first time last Friday in what was described as a “soft opening” of the new boutique lodging house. more
For nearly every new economic trend and market shift, there’s a corresponding impact on company supply chains. more
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