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There is no question that infrastructure investment is something the state needs. But Question 7, for clean water, open space and healthy-community bonds, is not the answer. more
Question No. 5 on next month’s ballot has clear and major economic-development effects. The $35 million bond issue is designed to fund capital improvement for many of the state’s creative-economy institutions. This is the kind of investment that puts people in the building trades to work and makes sure Rhode Island’s vital arts enterprises have the physical assets to continue doing what they do best. more
Perhaps no ballot question is more important than determining if Rhode Island will hold a constitutional convention in 2016. 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
Last week the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers heard testimony on the topic of minimum charges for rides offered by nontaxi motor vehicles. more
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
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
Too bad the state and city governments are not able to coordinate their efforts better when applying for federal grants. more
One of the priorities that University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley articulated the moment he arrived in the Ocean State in 2009 was the need for the state’s land-grant university to become more involved in its economic health. more
Rhode Island voters, especially those in Newport, could have a chance this fall to make a major contribution to the state’s economic future. more
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