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Economic Development
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People head into coffee shops to surf the Web, why not to stitch a pillow? That was the thinking behind a new business in North Providence, Whipstitch Sewing Café, which combines hot coffee with sewing machine rentals. You can sip as you … more
1 As the city's new director of administration, what are your responsibilities? The position … has primary responsibility for all day-to-day operations of the city, to include public works, parks and recreation and information technology. … more
State and University of Rhode Island officials launched a public campaign Wednesday to encourage voters to approve $45.5 million in bonds to improve engineering education and facilities, and establish a university-affiliated innovation center. more
Wexford Science & Technology LLC announced Thursday it has become an independent company, owned and operated by its existing management team, that will focus on managing and operating university-focused research and innovation districts. more
PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission on Aug. 15 agreed to spend up to $2 million to help the state finance construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River to connect its development parcels. The bridge … more
Rhode Islanders will be debating the quality and effectiveness of the state's new tourism and economic-development initiative, "Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer," for quite a while. What should not take long to evaluate, however, is the … more
Rhode Island must learn to "punch above its weight," or so say many who talk about economic development efforts in the Ocean State. If there is one piece of the state's economy that is doing that already, it's the health care sector. Based … more
It has been well more than a decade since Providence learned it was going to be repatriating roughly 40 acres of its downtown core thanks to the relocation of Interstate 195. And finally, there is activity on the land. While no … more
Hope Valley Industries in North Kingstown, which makes automotive accessories such as floor mats and mudflaps, could use a few more CNC programmers. To that end, says Julie Zito, the firm's director of human resources, the company plans to … more
BOSTON – The publisher of Forbes magazine has picked Boston, one of the country's "youngest" cities, as the new home for an annual series of events geared toward millennials striving to one day make its ranking of the world's richest people, … more
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