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Economic Development
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Rhode Island is rich in economic history. Samuel Slater, dubbed "father of the American Industrial Revolution" by Andrew Jackson, erected his first mill in Pawtucket. A hundred years later the robber barons transformed the oceanside city of Newport … more
If you think the fight over The Breakers welcome center was called with the recent state Supreme Court decision to not consider the issue, well, not so fast. more
United Natural Foods Inc. will expand its footprint in Rhode Island with a shared services center, adding about 150 new jobs, the R.I. Commerce Corp. announced Wednesday. more
On Tuesday the Rhode Island Foundation announced the results of a report that analyzed the state’s small-business support capabilities, identified weaknesses in the business ecosystem and suggested opportunities for improvement. more
The Brown Corporation announced on Monday it has authorized the commencement of the selection process for an architect to design a new campus performing arts center. more
Chick-fil-A will open its first restaurant in southeastern Massachusetts on the Rhode Island border, in a newly constructed restaurant at 1100 Fall River Ave. more
The city has hired a Boston economic consultant to study the Riverside Square area, and make recommendations for its commercial revitalization. more
The last defendant in the state's lawsuit to recover money from its ill-fated 38 Studios LLC investment has settled for $16 million. All told, roughly $61 million has been recovered through settlements with the various defendants, although legal … more
Ferguson Perforating Co. recently completed a $2 million expansion of its manufacturing facilities, adding nearly 19,000 square feet to the structure. more
Eleven properties made the Providence Preservation Society’s 2017 Most Endangered Properties List, including the Industrial Trust Building, better known as the “Superman” building for its resemblance to the structure on the old television show. more
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