Economic Development
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Even in the Ocean State, not everyone knows their clams. more
Rhode Island’s manufacturers, particularly small ones, can’t always afford consulting services when designing new products or re-engineering old ones. But, for a fee, they may be able to access such services through a proposed state center for design and manufacturing. more
Does Rhode Island need a new industrial park? more
Rhode Island should be attracting a substantial amount of research and development, considering its mostly urban environment, good public and private universities and its human capital, says Michael Hicks, director of Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research, which last month released its 2014 Manufacturing and Logistics Report. more
President Barack Obama signed into law a $12.3 billion water-projects plan that will pay for deepening ports for bigger ships, cutting costs for exporters. more
Science fiction intrigued me as a child through TV programs such as “The Jetsons” and “Star Trek.” While I don’t claim to have Yoda-like clairvoyance, research leads me to make some predictions that might help your company begin preparing for the future. more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
When Rob Atkinson says that there’s room for improvement in efforts to grow the local economy, as he shares Rhode Island’s ranking in his organization’s “New Economy Index” at the next mini-Garage on Oct. 23, he won’t be telling the audience anything they don’t know. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers 10 doctoral programs and has up to three new doctoral degrees in the pipeline, as it positions itself to become the only nationally recognized doctoral research university in the state south of Boston. more
With its decision last week to contribute $3 million in Renewable Energy Fund cash to a new investment vehicle that the Slater Technology Fund is setting up, the R.I. Commerce Corporation is dipping its toes back into the water of direct investing in Rhode Island companies. And we all know where the last big venture along those lines ended up. more
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