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Economic Development
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PROVIDENCE – Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of nontax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of the … more
Rhode Island must learn to "punch above its weight," or so say many who talk about economic development efforts in the Ocean State. If there is one piece of the state's economy that is doing that already, it's the health care sector. Based … more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted against awarding a commercial resort casino license in Brockton in Southeastern Massachusetts, also known as Region C. more
A $107 million development project slated to bring power to-and-from Block Island has hit a snafu this week, as the utility company heading the venture has rejected a request from the town for a “large sum” of money in exchange for granting an extension of time for the project. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
Grow Smart RI on Wednesday announced seven winners of its fifth annual Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards given to groups and projects that help shape a stronger Rhode Island. more
After announcing, then dropping a statewide tourism slogan, the R.I. Commerce Corp. picked up where it left off, moving forward Monday with a campaign to better define and promote the state to potential visitors. more
WARWICK – In concert with state legislation to spur development and create jobs, the City Council and the administration are in agreement on a tax-stabilization program designed to foster development in City Centre Warwick. The parties … more
NEWPORT – Newport Shipyard has won a $744,990 federal grant to make capital improvements that will help create jobs, increase economic activity and improve its building, service and maintenance capabilities, Sen. Jack F. Reed said. Reed, … more
The news says it all: "The city's tallest building has lost nearly half its value over the past three years, according to the re-evaluation prepared for Providence." Since being vacated by its last tenant, Bank of America Corp., in 2013, … more
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