Updated December 10 at 12:28pm
Economic Development
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Rhode Islanders face seven ballot questions this year, and few of them are simple to endorse or reject. Question 1 Does the state need to replace the diminishing asset that is Newport Grand? Absolutely. And the proposal by Twin … more
State and University of Rhode Island officials launched a public campaign Wednesday to encourage voters to approve $45.5 million in bonds to improve engineering education and facilities, and establish a university-affiliated innovation center. more
State regulators are calling on Invenergy Thermal Development LLC to explain how it plans to cool a proposed 1,000 megawatt, gas-fired power plant in Burrillville, saying the company needs to have a plan or risk having its application suspended. more
William F. Hatfield has been elected board chairman of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, according to an announcement by the organization Tuesday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo opened the second round of the state’s Innovation Voucher Program for applications on Tuesday at an event hosted by Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. more
With time ticking down for public comment on how the state should fix the deteriorating Route 6-10 connector in Providence, city officials have proposed an alternate plan for a parkway that runs from Roger Williams Park to downtown. more
Disadvantaged neighborhoods, crime-ridden streets, a racial divide splitting a city into two and high unemployment rates among racial minorities: They are all problems Rhode Island communities say they are ready to tackle, with the help of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Challenge. more
PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Commerce Corp. board authorized $6.1 million in real estate-related tax credits, as well as $1.2 million in sales tax incentives, to encourage development of two new mixed-use projects. The third phase of Hope … more
State-organized, international trade trips have taken business and government leaders in Rhode Island to Canada and the United Kingdom in recent months. The latest venture, to England and France, came soon after the United Kingdom voted to … more
The latest federal statistics on gross domestic product growth paint an improving picture in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, but it is hardly a standout in the nation. From 2010-2015, the real gross domestic product … more
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