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Economic Development
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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
Since launching a request for community investment on May 1 to help raise $600,000, Urban Greens Food Co-op has raised $206,000 from 45 individual investors since the beginning of June. more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
Betsy Wall, the former head of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, has been hired as chief marketing officer for the R.I. Commerce Corporation, the agency announced Wednesday. more
Problem: Although known for its mansions, Newport has issues with poverty, education and mobility. The Newport Working Cities team reports subpar graduation rates – 79 percent – high child-poverty rates – 24.4 percent – and a mass exodus, as … more
Disadvantaged neighborhoods, crime-ridden streets, a racial divide splitting a city into two and high unemployment rates among racial minorities: They are all problems Rhode Island communities say they are ready to tackle, with the help of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Challenge. more
Problem: Beachcombers who frequent Westerly's coastline might not get to see the North End neighborhood, which is struggling. Last school year, more than 53 percent of students attending Springbrook Elementary were eligible for subsidized lunch – … more
Problem: The Pawtucket unemployment rate exceeds state and national averages, while 32.1 percent of children younger than 18, and 15.2 percent of adults older than 65 are living in poverty. The majority of people in these demographics are immigrants … more
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