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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
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
With the adoption last week of an economic-development action plan for the Ocean State, the R.I. Commerce Corporation has shown just how difficult turning around the state’s economy will be. Still, the effort underscores the notion that there is no one silver bullet to creating a healthy state economy, just a series of deliberate steps that can do little but improve that state’s business climate and support long-term economic growth. more
The new state CNC Machinist Registered Apprenticeship Program is an example of an effective response to the workforce challenges facing business. The problem: the accelerating aging out of the workforce, especially those employees in advanced manufacturing jobs, ones that require both the traditional knowledge of materials and engineering concepts but that now also require advanced computing skills. more
If you take the name “Creative Capital,” you better be able to back it up. In its “Bring Your Company to Life,” marketing program, The Providence Foundation and its community partner, the Downtown Improvement District, are making good on that premise. more
The Procaccianti Group has been trying to raze the John E. Fogarty Memorial Building on Fountain Street in Providence since 2006. more
It’s budget time in Rhode Island, and two tax changes being considered promise to improve the state’s business climate. more
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