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Tax-stabilization agreements have played a major role in turning derelict, abandoned properties in Providence into residential and commercial complexes that bring people into the city and revitalize down-in-the-mouth neighborhoods. more
Whenever Providence Business News starts a new program, there is a great deal of enthusiasm, optimism and just all-around warm, fuzzy feelings. This year’s Manufacturing Awards are no exception. more
Too bad the state and city governments are not able to coordinate their efforts better when applying for federal grants. more
In yet another sign that Rhode Island’s economy is recovering, an increasing number of Ocean State companies are applying for – and receiving – Incumbent Worker Training grants from the Governor’s Workforce Board. more
With her denial last week on the motion to dismiss the state-worker lawsuit filed to overturn changes made to public-employee pension plans, Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter has tipped her hand as to how the trial itself will go once it begins in September (hint: it looks like she will rule in favor of the unions). But more importantly, she has added fuel to the argument that the case should be shifted to federal court. more
Now on at least its fourth incarnation, The Dean hotel in Providence is yet another example of the potential that lies just under the surface in the capital city. more
Nearly a year ago High Rock Development proposed a mixed, commercial/residential redevelopment of 111 Westminster Street in Providence, using up to $75 million in public support. The latter ranged from state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits to city property tax breaks and $39 million in direct state subsidies. more
Rhode Island’s political leaders are eager to point to the “Eds and Meds” sector as a key to the region’s future economic health. Thankfully, the sector is not waiting around for local public support. Exhibit A: MedMates. more
The redevelopment of the 26-story, previously empty Bank of America building in Hartford, Conn., into apartments is not a model for redeveloping the Industrial Trust tower in Providence. But it does add to the discussion. more
The headline at first glance seems like a contradiction: Job gains cast shadow on recovery. But the story is a complex one. more
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