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Economic Development
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Think of Rhode Island, and for many the beaches, quahogs, Del's Lemonade and the PawSox immediately come to mind. How much longer the family-friendly minor league baseball team, known officially as the Pawtucket Red Sox, remains identified with … more
Ever since Boston started sprouting building cranes, people have been wondering, why can't we make it happen here in Providence? The answers is complex, but it starts with the economy. Without robust job and population growth, why would any … more
The region's leaders should be working together to keep the PawSox in Pawtucket. McCoy Stadium is a place where a family of six can attend a game and each family member could have a hot dog and a soda for less than $60. The … more
The small brick building on Richmond Street in Providence doesn't look like it has the power to delay a $50 million development. But it already has. The building once stood alongside Interstate 195. With the highway removed, it now stands … more
Designing signs for the Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway is as much about saying a lot with a little as it is about enhancing the evolving pedestrian and bike-friendly link between Providence's downtown and West Side. The … more
A key component of the "eds and meds" piece of the Rhode Island economy are the state's hospitals. And according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, in 2013 they accounted for roughly 14 percent of the Ocean State's nearly $50 billion in … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday unveiled an $8.6 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins in July, weighted toward efforts to increase economic activity and create jobs in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island businesses have long complained that too many young job seekers don't have the basic math, reading and writing skills needed to fill available jobs. At a 2012 Providence Business News Summit on Employers & Education, Community … more
The Coats & Clark mill lost its last commercial tenant almost nine years ago, leaving a vast campus of industrial buildings built from the 1860s to the 1970s. The complex of 20 buildings, located on the Pawtucket-Central Falls line, once … more
Rhode Island's first female governor entered office in January with an intimate knowledge of both investment as a tool for growth and the state's almost desperate need for it. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has wasted no time trying to use her … more
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