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Thanks to efforts by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, a number of Rhode Island’s most interesting, but less trafficked, cultural attractions are likely to experience attendance increases this year. 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 vast majority of Rhode Island’s enterprises are small businesses, with fewer than 100 employees. It is no exaggeration to say that as they go, so goes Rhode Island. more
Women-owned businesses in Rhode Island are not growing at the rate as those in the rest of the country. Even more alarming, while the number of businesses is growing at that slower pace, the number of people employed by women-owned companies has actually shrunk since 1997, according to a survey by American Express. more
With its plan to expand educational efforts in downtown Providence, Roger Williams University is doing more than energizing its offerings. It will help boost the capital city as well. more
Rhode Island is enjoying a mini-boom in exports but, as is often the case with even the best economic news in the Ocean State, there is plenty of room for more. more
Former House Finance Committee Chairman Tony Pires is more familiar than most with the often glacial pace of action in the General Assembly. Now director of administration in Pawtucket, Pires and other city leaders know their financially ailing community can’t afford to wait any longer when it comes to the money-saving issue of sharing services with neighboring communities. more
General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo has taken more media shots for her choice to allocate 22 percent of the state’s pension funds to alternative investments, including hedge funds. more
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