Economic Development
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September typically begins a strong fall tourism season, from Newport to Providence and the Blackstone Valley, say local tourism leaders. But even though the Ocean State also has plenty of woodlands, hills and scenic routes, fall-foliage tours are not part of the draw here the way they are in other New England states. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is teaming up with state economic development officials to build a plan for growing the local economy from the ideas of business leaders. more
The only true, defensible advantage is innovation. It’s a simple thought, but one that demands repetition. It is also at the core of two events held in Providence this month that put Rhode Island on a national footing on the subject. more
Providence is set to dive into the increasingly popular though still controversial world of bike share. more
Roger Williams University has started a new law clinic that will enable students to give back to the community while gaining practical legal experience. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the final $150,000 in awards stemming from its year-long “Make It Happen RI” economic development initiative. more
Since the financial crisis, a Narragansett Bay-sized cloud of self-doubt or “irrational negativity,” as Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee described it, has been among the factors blamed for Rhode Island’s inability to regain its financial footing. more
Suppose you went into the street and hit passersby with some breaking news: “Listen,” you say, “derivatives and other exotic financial products can sometimes make financial markets less stable and more prone to crises. What do you think about that?” more
For most organizations, innovation planning has a heavily internal focus. But for The Rhode Island Foundation, a nonprofit leader of philanthropic ventures in the state, a recent push for innovation started with a clarion call outward. more
The state panel responsible for developing the former Interstate-195 lands is close to throwing its support behind a decade-long effort to bury regional power lines between Providence … more
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