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News that Betaspring and Founders League will relocate to a newly renovated downtown Providence building offers a glimpse of the promise of Cornish Associates' ambitious plans to redevelop a block in the capital city. Betaspring, a startup … more
So just how charitable are Rhode Islanders? If you believe WalletHub, we're a bunch of Grinches. A recent report by the financial information data cruncher labeled Rhode Island the least charitable state in the nation. Rhode Islanders … more
Disruption is a buzzword in current academic research, but it can have real-life implications that often are quite powerful. Uber, the Web-based ride-sharing service, complements and supplants licensed taxi service and undercuts the … more
The state's uninsured rate has been cut in half, to 5 percent, since 2012, thanks in part to the state-run health-benefits exchange. But health care costs continue to rise beyond what many workers and businesses can afford. Rhode Island is … more
Making good on her promise to train Rhode Islanders for the jobs that local employers have had problems filling, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week announced 26 grant recipients for her signature workforce-development initiative, Real Jobs Rhode … more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth mission statement says that the school "serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social and cultural transformation on a global, national and regional scale." While UMass Dartmouth is not … more
Construction offshore of the Block Island wind farm has stopped for the season, but the maker of the turbines for it is now doing assembly work in the Port of Providence for next year's work. And while both developments were as planned, … more
Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee had an oft-repeated mantra – improve the overall conditions for business and hide the incentives, and companies will beat a path to your door. That approach arguably may have worked during his tenure as mayor … more
Two recent studies reveal that two of the latest concepts for reducing health care spending and improving health outcomes are doing what they were designed to do. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island released a five-year, longitudinal … more
A decade ago, Saul Kaplan created a little office called the Business Innovation Factory at the R.I. Economic Development Corp. Its goal was to make Rhode Island a place where all sizes of enterprises could come to identify and test their … more
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