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Economic Development
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U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin on Monday announced a new $800,000 federal grant for infrastructure upgrades at the Port of Davisville designed to increase Rhode Island’s port capacity and improve cargo shipment flexibility for companies headquartered in Quonset Business Park. more
Edesia Inc., a nonprofit that produces ready-to-use therapeutic foods and supplemental foods for malnourished children, has signed a 25-year lease at Quonset Business Park, where it plans to build a new facility and relocate from its current Providence location. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
Ten organizations are receiving a total of $45,000 in 2014 Doris Duke Fund for Historic Preservation grants through the Newport Restoration Foundation. more
Consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has named the villages of Greene, Foster Center and Carolina as the state’s top “cities on the rise.” more
The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has $1.3 million in funding available for schools to install solar energy systems, and has put out a call for requests for proposals. more
The headline at first glance seems like a contradiction: Job gains cast shadow on recovery. But the story is a complex one. more
A company that has proposed to develop a 1.25-acre site on the former Interstate 195 land for student apartments has asked for more time to complete its review of the property and obtain a tax incentive agreement through the city. more
The “knowledge economy” is a tantalizing vision as one path for Rhode Island to shake off the economic doldrums of its shrunken manufacturing base and maximize the talent and skill in the state’s colleges and forward-thinking businesses. more
Gilbane Building Co. has been awarded the construction manager at-risk contract for the new Veterans Home in Bristol. more
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