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It was predictable, that when the R.I. Department of Transportation announced it was creating eight new positions and reclassifying six others as part of a new organizational structure, there was much gnashing of teeth in the public sphere. … more
Providence Business News' semiannual Business Survey is now 8 years old, and while we would never tell our elected officials to write new laws based on its results, it wouldn't hurt them to take a peek at the results every six months. This … more
Based on just one event, the $4.5 million creation of a new 240-foot pier at Fort Adams State Park in Newport would seem to be a smashing success. But thankfully for the people of Rhode Island, this is one public expenditure that just keeps on … more
Rhode Island long has been known for its designers, thanks in no small part to the enduring excellence of the Rhode Island School of Design. But changes in how designers are being used by business have the potential to make Rhode Island … more
Unions often get a bad name, and justifiably so. Think featherbedding, sweetened pension deals passed on to succeeding generations, not to mention workplace rules that bind an enterprise's hands at a time when flexibility can be the difference … more
Gaming activities provide the third-largest single source of revenue for Rhode Island. The arrival of gaming in Massachusetts puts this cash flow in jeopardy. The owners of Twin River and Newport Grand are not sitting idly by, waiting for … more
Be it ever so modest, Rhode Island's recovery is reigniting the debate over which economic-development policies are the best ones to implement. And despite the wonky subject matter, it is one that touches some very emotional issues. At … more
One year ago this week Providence Business News unveiled the latest iteration of its print edition. PBN knows that news cannot wait for a weekly publication schedule, a fact we embraced nearly a decade ago when we upgraded our digital … more
Investors know that there is no such thing as a low-risk, high-gain investment. Which brings us to 38 Studios LLC. More than five years after the state backed $75 million in bonds to bring the video game developer to the Ocean State from up … more
Complicated doesn't begin to describe Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr. His death last week at 74 gives Providence a new opportunity to examine his tenure in office, although insight is difficult to come by. There was no bigger booster … more
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