Updated December 10 at 12:28pm
Economic Development
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When small businesses with little collateral need loans, they often find it difficult to meet the lending standards of traditional banks. A new program administered by the Rhode Island Black Business Association hopes to open more financial … more
The CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse talks about its inaugural food-accelerator cohort and what it means to concentrate on one industry. more
When it comes to being an advocate of good government here in Rhode Island, patience is not only a virtue, it's a pragmatic necessity. That's because the pace of reform is a slow grind from one major issue to the next. Every reform issue that has … more
On Morningside Drive in North Kingstown, developer Hugh Fisher raised his voice to be heard over the clanging sounds of active home construction. He described the diversity of families who have moved into the new development, or are waiting to move. … more
(Updated 12:05 and 3:29 p.m.) Citizens Bank on Wednesday broke ground at the development site for its new corporate campus slated to open in 2018. more
Robert Murray, president of Bond, spoke recently with the Providence Business News about the company’s decision this year to establish an office in Providence. Bond, headquartered in Everett, Mass., has more than 750 employees and operates in nine states. In Providence, it occupies a 5,000-square-foot office at One Cedar Street. The construction management and general contracting company employs about 25 people on Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts projects, which will be coordinated out of the Providence location. more
(Updated 2:47 p.m.) Gold’s Gym is back open, a day after a Superior Court judge ordered it closed, and it has until the end of January to either vacate the premises or find a new owner, according to a court order released Wednesday. more
A tax stabilization agreement was signed by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday enabling McInnis Cement USA Inc. to establish its cement distribution facility at the Port of Providence. more
The state of Rhode Island, small in population and size, carries an outsized political reputation. Specifically, it has struggled to move past a history of political corruption and poor choices in economic development. But Rhode Islanders … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is expected to welcome new employees of GE Digital today during a roundtable discussion that will highlight how the company is prioritizing hiring Rhode Islanders and how TechHire is helping to place tech workers in jobs like these. more
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