Economic Development
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U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin on Monday announced a new $800,000 federal grant for infrastructure upgrades at the Port of Davisville designed to increase Rhode Island’s port capacity and improve cargo shipment flexibility for companies headquartered in Quonset Business Park. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
Edesia Inc., a nonprofit that produces ready-to-use therapeutic foods and supplemental foods for malnourished children, has signed a 25-year lease at Quonset Business Park, where it plans to build a new facility and relocate from its current Providence location. more
Consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has named the villages of Greene, Foster Center and Carolina as the state’s top “cities on the rise.” more
The headline at first glance seems like a contradiction: Job gains cast shadow on recovery. But the story is a complex one. more
The “knowledge economy” is a tantalizing vision as one path for Rhode Island to shake off the economic doldrums of its shrunken manufacturing base and maximize the talent and skill in the state’s colleges and forward-thinking businesses. 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
City Council President Michael Solomon Thursday proposed a new system for awarding property tax treaties for major land developments that does not include mayoral or council approval. more
An agreement has been reached between Commonwealth Ventures LLC and the Heritage Harbor Museum Corporation to allow redevelopment of the South Street Power Station into an academic and nursing-school complex to go forward. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
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