Updated July 29 at 5:44pm
Economic Development
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Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday named a new economic-development director, filling a key position that’s been vacant since January. more
NEW BEDFORD – The MV Thorco Svendborg, the first customer for the $113 million Marine Commerce Terminal, arrived in the city harbor last week, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported. The 409-foot-long, Hong Kong-based cargo freighter … more
Fresh off a successful June 24 opening, Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Mass., is banking on its newness in the marketplace as nearby rival Twin River in Lincoln touts its regional niche. "We're a lot more than a slots parlor, which … more
Since becoming the University of Rhode Island's president in July 2009, David M. Dooley has been unfailingly bullish on URI's potential to become one of the nation's elite research institutions. A look at his record indicates that despite strong … more
The University of Rhode Island's 11th president, David M. Dooley, recently told the graduating class of Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich that a love of research propelled him into college as a student and into a career in education that today has … more
A key Providence City Council committee approved a standardized plan for tax incentives for the former Interstate 195 lands on Thursday, amending the proposal to include property in the Capital Center development district under the same terms. more
A $50 million project for Pawtucket’s riverfront is being touted by the mayor as a “transformational proposal” with potential to drive future economic growth. more
The Procaccianti Group is seeking a 12-year tax stabilization agreement, including a three-year introductory period with no property taxes, to level the Fogarty Building downtown and construct a nine-story, extended-stay hotel. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the third-worst state for businesses, according to a CNBC study. The poor ranking is still an improvement for the Ocean State when compared to 2014's last-place standing. Rhode Island's best score was … more
(Updated July 8 to correct information regarding the governor's budget proposal) Nothing in the new state budget appears to be able to help rescue the so-called "Superman Building," the iconic skyscraper in Providence that lost its last tenant in 2013. Where are its advocates? In previous years, when the owner of the … more
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