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General Dynamics Electric Boat, the North Kingstown-based maker and servicer of submarines for the U.S. Navy, is in the midst of a major ramp-up in employment, one that will eventually boost the workforce at its Quonset Business Park facility to … more
This year's legislative session once again denied any operating funds for the Slater Technology Fund. Just to review, Slater is a nonprofit that makes seed and early-stage investments in local companies. Since its creation 20 years ago, … more
Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
Providence's behavior suggests that city government sees commercial property taxes as a key to patching its fiscal problems. How else to explain that the city has the third-highest commercial property tax rate in the nation, according to a recent … more
With the Administrative Procedures Act, state government is once again tackling the seemingly impenetrable thicket of regulations that businesses across the spectrum have been decrying for years. Once again, because it was not that long ago … more
As Providence Business News goes to press this week, the PBN.com poll, "Where do you expect to retire?" is speaking volumes. Of the votes cast by midday Wednesday, slightly more than one-quarter of respondents said Rhode Island would be … more
Two of the issues that have received a large amount of attention relating to the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union have resonance on this side of the Atlantic as well. At its core, the European Union is about the … more
Another budget season, another late night/early morning at the Statehouse. What did we learn? n Business-friendly programs proposed by the governor were retained (or augmented), from dropping the minimum corporate tax to $400 from $450, to … more
Between the world-class culinary education offered at Johnson & Wales University, the growing farm-to-table movement, the increasing number of food-production startups and stalwarts, and of course, stellar restaurants, Rhode Island is deeply engaged … more
For the last seven years, the number of permits issued in Rhode Island for construction of new multifamily and single-family housing units has remained below 1,000 per year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Yet, with a need for 34,600 … more
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