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At least one law added to the books by the General Assembly is a good one. We're talking about a ban on "blocking the box." The rule, which took effect Jan. 1, makes it illegal to get stuck in the middle of an intersection after a traffic … more
A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
Every week, PBN profiles a small business in a feature titled "Spotlight." The enterprises can be retailers, designers, manufacturers, book binders, restaurants, or as is the case this week, a Warwick baker of wholesome treats for dogs. If … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island had an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent, which while still the highest rate in New England was 2.5 percentage points less than it had been at the end of 2013 and the lowest it has been since March 2008. Private … more
It has been said that the only sustainable competitive advantage is innovation, and in today's technology-driven business world, that assertion has never been more true. Hence the theme of PBN's 2016 Interview Issue, "Scaling Innovation: … more
Wouldn't it be fun to run a company that has accomplished what so many set out to do – leverage strong existing brands to generate new revenue streams? While it's not the only reason, Hasbro Inc.'s success at executing on that business … more
The last few months have been noteworthy for news of companies moving operations to Rhode Island. GE Digital, Virgin Pulse and Johnson & Johnson have committed to bringing nearly 500 jobs to the Ocean State, success of the kind that has not … more
On Oct. 12, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and his Guatemala City counterpart signed a sister-city partnership. Mr. Elorza is Guatemalan American, something that the Central American city's leaders hope will be a catalyst to connecting the people … more
It is clear that U.S. companies, especially small ones, are not taking the existential threat posed by digital breaches seriously enough. Providence Business News' recent Cybersecurity Summit, held Dec. 8, laid out some sobering facts on the topic. … more
After a steep run-up in the first half of the 2000s, Ocean State home prices crashed from the 2005 peak all the way to 2012, when residential real estate hit rock bottom. The good news is that these days, home prices are starting to develop … more
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