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The Garage is the new, flexible structure for business strategy-sharing, inspiration and anticipated collaboration created by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to replace the orderly aisles of exhibitors that for two decades populated its erstwhile annual Business Expo. more
For nonprofit museums and historical sites off the beaten path or public radar, there’s never enough publicity, promotion or cross-organizational cooperation to get the word out. more
Plans to turn a former chocolate factory in Mansfield into condominiums have been halted after local voters Tuesday rejected an article that would have rezoned the building for residential use, reported Attleboro’s Sun Chronicle. more
Officials from Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the F-35 Lightning II, stopped by the R.I. Department of Administration Thursday afternoon to discuss the need for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and how its manufacture will benefit Rhode Island’s economy. more
Grow Smart Rhode Island – a nonprofit that advocates for sustainable economic growth in the Ocean State – will honor individuals, plans and projects that play to Rhode Island’s strengths, generate sustainable economic benefits and improve the state’s communities and neighborhoods at its second annual awards gala in June. more
As lawmakers consider renewing Rhode Island’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program, we thought it important to highlight how this tax credit in particular is good for Rhode Island; and how incorporating long-term affordable housing into the program is a strategic investment for Rhode Island’s economy. more
More changes appear to be coming for the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, whether Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee wants them or not. Competing House and Senate proposals suggest that whatever ultimately emerges from the General Assembly, the independent governor’s reshuffling of the agency over the past year will not be the final word. more
There are good reasons for state and local officials and owners of the Industrial Trust Tower in downtown Providence to work together to save the Art Deco landmark. But not if it involves a government bailout. more
The $114.7 million plan released last week to turn Providence’s “Superman Building” into apartments generated sticker shock across the state, but few alternatives for the Art Deco landmark. more
In the wake of the 38 Studios bankruptcy last spring, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said he would study consolidating the state’s economic-development arm within the executive branch to prevent a similar debacle from happening again. more
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