Economic Development
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The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
The publicly congenial competition between Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind and Massachusetts’ Cape Wind to launch the first U.S. offshore wind farm and attract spinoffs is intensifying as both energy companies flaunt contracts for the production of wind turbines. more
Up until the last five years, only a few cities in the world were home to their own for-profit startup accelerators and even fewer could offer evidence of whether the entrepreneurial boot camps would prove sustainable or lucrative. more
Developers of three clean energy projects in Rhode Island issued projections in the final months of 2013 suggesting that they could ultimately create 595 jobs in the state, earning Rhode Island a place among the top 10 states for clean energy job announcements in the fourth quarter. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $31 million in grants in 2013 to more than 1,300 nonprofits, the organization said Friday. more
It will take more than passing visits to the Greater Rhode Island website to generate the type of leads that translate into actual economic growth, but according to proponents, the building blocks are now in place. more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services this past fall designated Pathway Capital Partners, LLC as Rhode Island’s first regional EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program center. The center is allowed to broker investments in Rhode Island projects from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the U.S. more
Nearly a year later than expected, Providence is back in the commercial-lending business. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
Frank LaTorre, director of public space for the Providence Downtown Improvement District – an advocacy and management organization representing the interests of property owners in downtown Providence – has described the DID’s large-scale downtown landscaping program as “a community building tool representing the spirit of the renaissance underway in downtown Providence.” more
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