Updated October 27 at 12:29am
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A four-year investigation into the state's financial backing of failed 38 Studios LLC ended July 29 with no criminal charges. Or did it? State police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said the investigation found "no provable criminal … more
The Great Recession may have officially ended years ago, but in hard-hit states such as Rhode Island, the effects still linger. While the state's unemployment rate has shown dramatic improvement, limited growth continues to plague pockets of the … more
A weekly feature in Providence Business News, Spotlight, directs readers to a small business in the Ocean State that is making a go of it. This week's Spotlight, Vanquish Boats LLC in Newport and Bristol, is just such a business. Less than … more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee was a true believer in creating a level – and better – playing field for all business, and that that approach would bring companies to Rhode Island and grow jobs here, not tax incentives and the like. But with … more
Local IT firms have reported difficulty for years in attracting people they need to grow their companies. A recent summit put on by Tech Collective and Bridge Technical Talent provided more detail … more
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
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