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Economic Development
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For years, economic-development specialists have been saying that Providence needs to get more construction underway, particularly construction of hotels, as room vacancy rates go down and cost of rooms go up. After some dithering, the … more
When Christina H. Paxson, an Ivy League educated economist, was contemplating applying for the presidency of Brown University, did she see herself wading into the tough playpen of real estate development in Rhode Island, and even joining the … more
On the occasion of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, PBN invited Rhode Island's six current and former governors to discuss Rhode Island's economy and their tenures in the state's chief executive office. PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy … more
On the occasion of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, six of Rhode Island's business leaders discussed its economy, where it has been and where it is likely to go from today. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. … 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
(Updated 2:12 p.m.) A request for proposals is being sought for a study of McCoy Stadium and the surrounding area by the Pawtucket Red Sox and city and state officials. more
ProvPort Inc., the nonprofit corporation that operates the Port of Providence, is seeking a state bond issue that would enable it to expand and accept cargo from ships that require ports with refrigeration capacity. more
A newly formed nonprofit corporation, Building Bridges Providence, will host a celebration on Saturday at the site of the city’s next downtown park. more
1 What is the purpose of having Rhode Islanders help shape the state's tourism campaign? What we're seeing in destination marketing and place-making is an evolution toward a local spirit, a local voice, a grassroots kind of storytelling. … more
Rhode Island Housing has approved refinancing or tax credit packages for three projects that will rehabilitate housing developments in several communities. more
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