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With her denial last week on the motion to dismiss the state-worker lawsuit filed to overturn changes made to public-employee pension plans, Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter has tipped her hand as to how the trial itself will go once it begins in September (hint: it looks like she will rule in favor of the unions). But more importantly, she has added fuel to the argument that the case should be shifted to federal court. more
Now on at least its fourth incarnation, The Dean hotel in Providence is yet another example of the potential that lies just under the surface in the capital city. more
Rhode Island’s political leaders are eager to point to the “Eds and Meds” sector as a key to the region’s future economic health. Thankfully, the sector is not waiting around for local public support. Exhibit A: MedMates. more
Nearly a year ago High Rock Development proposed a mixed, commercial/residential redevelopment of 111 Westminster Street in Providence, using up to $75 million in public support. The latter ranged from state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits to city property tax breaks and $39 million in direct state subsidies. more
The redevelopment of the 26-story, previously empty Bank of America building in Hartford, Conn., into apartments is not a model for redeveloping the Industrial Trust tower in Providence. But it does add to the discussion. more
The headline at first glance seems like a contradiction: Job gains cast shadow on recovery. But the story is a complex one. more
The social-venture movement in Rhode Island is a vibrant, if intimate community. In a few weeks there will be an opportunity for more of the state to see just what it is all about when the third Social Enterprise Ecosystem Economic Development Summit takes place April 25-26 at Brown University (an earlier version of the summit took place in 2009 and 2010 at Bryant University). more
As Nicholas A. Mattiello takes over the speakership of the R.I. House of Representatives, the business community needs to know what his plans are for the continuing failure that is the Rhode Island economy. more
With three-quarters of its work completed, the R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform has set the stage for real improvement in Rhode Island’s business climate. more
Looking for a silver bullet to heal Rhode Island’s jobs picture? Don’t bother, one doesn’t exist. more
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