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It may not be spring, but as the new year dawns there are green shoots sprouting up across the state’s real estate development ecosystem. more
The recent release by the Founders League of a map of the startup ecosystem in Rhode Island is long on identifying the traditional Knowledge Economy innovators (not that there is anything wrong with that). But one sector of the economy that does not seem to get as many startup props as it could is the restaurant scene. more
Created to generate potential solutions to the Sakonnet River Bridge tolling controversy, the East Bay Bridge Commission – which is due to make recommendations in less than a month – should take this opportunity to deal comprehensively with all of the state’s transportation infrastructure needs. more
It would be a stretch to say that Thayer Street in Providence’s College Hill neighborhood and Main Street in Woonsocket are two peas in a pod. more
As bad an idea as merging of the two state education boards was last year – something done at the behest of General Assembly-passed legislation – will the new board’s decision to create two new governing councils over K-12 and higher education be an effective fix to the initial mistake? more
There is no question that John Maeda left his mark on the Rhode Island School of Design, although the manner of his leaving might be worth further discussion. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has run into a frustrating wall of silence in its bid to get federal re-evaluation of flood maps for Washington County. CRMC Executive Director Grover Fugate told Providence Business News in a Page 1 story the maps understate the vulnerability of beachfront communities to future storms. more
The most important news, after the announcement itself, that the A.H. Belo Corp. was exploring the sale of The Providence Journal was the continuing admission by Belo that Rhode Island’s dominant daily was still “an important financial contributor to our company.” more
Last week’s annual meeting of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce provided three pieces of welcome news amidst the yearly program of recognition and speeches. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is looking to burnish his environmental bona fides these days by reworking Rhode Island’s existing energy goals, specifically by allowing large-scale hydroelectric power to be included as part of the state’s allotment of renewable energy. more
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