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Despite the often overwhelming negativity in the public discourse about Rhode Island’s economy and its prospects – 56 percent of respondents to a recent PBN.com poll on this topic said the state deserves all the raspberries it receives – there are many good stories hereabouts, not the least of them being the Bryant University international-business senior practicum. more
Women-owned businesses in Rhode Island are not growing at the rate as those in the rest of the country. Even more alarming, while the number of businesses is growing at that slower pace, the number of people employed by women-owned companies has actually shrunk since 1997, according to a survey by American Express. more
Any questions as to how much Brown University is contributing to the vitality of Providence and Rhode Island should be put to rest by the announcement last week of the $206 million plan to rehabilitate the South Street Power Station and develop a mixed-use building and parking facility adjacent to it. more
General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo has taken more media shots for her choice to allocate 22 percent of the state’s pension funds to alternative investments, including hedge funds. more
By passing legislation that allows for the creation of so-called “benefit corporations,” as well as what are known as L3C, or low-profit limited liability corporations, the General Assembly, and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, who signed the bill into law, have made a small improvement in the state’s business climate. more
To all those Ocean State nattering nabobs of negativism, Rhode Island is chock full of success stories. more
With its plan to expand educational efforts in downtown Providence, Roger Williams University is doing more than energizing its offerings. It will help boost the capital city as well. more
The more difficult the change, the more determined the resistance. Just ask R.I. Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist. more
Former House Finance Committee Chairman Tony Pires is more familiar than most with the often glacial pace of action in the General Assembly. Now director of administration in Pawtucket, Pires and other city leaders know their financially ailing community can’t afford to wait any longer when it comes to the money-saving issue of sharing services with neighboring communities. more
While Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s decision to not seek a second term has simplified the politics of the upcoming race for the state’s top elective office, it does little to combat the continuing economic doldrums that Rhode Island finds itself mired in. To make a dent on that issue, Gov. Chafee needs to remain engaged in the state’s governance, as well as focused on handing over a business climate to his successor that does more to help than harm Ocean State enterprises. more
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