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Anytime someone makes an $8 million investment in Rhode Island, and doesn’t require a taxpayer incentive to do so, it’s a win for the Ocean State. And thanks to the Rhode Island Blood Center, we can all take a minute to celebrate just such a moment. more
When 400 people take a morning out of their busy schedules to listen to a panel discussion that is not likely to generate more revenue or inspire a product innovation, you know the event must be important. And last week’s PBN Summit on the Health Benefits Exchange was just that. more
The only true, defensible advantage is innovation. It’s a simple thought, but one that demands repetition. It is also at the core of two events held in Providence this month that put Rhode Island on a national footing on the subject. more
After five years of regulatory hurdles and delays, it’s easy to forget about the full promise of Deepwater Wind’s proposed offshore wind-energy projects. Yes, a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and a much larger, 200-turbine project in federal waters off the state’s coast would add to the region’s alternative energy supply. more
There is no question that John Maeda left his mark on the Rhode Island School of Design, although the manner of his leaving might be worth further discussion. more
Want one more reason for Rhode Island’s much-discussed skills gap? An estimated 111,000 residents left college without earning their degree, according to the state education board. more
The destruction of home values caused by the Great Recession remains a drag on Rhode Island’s economy. And unfortunately, the actions of U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell have kept the state from recovering. more
One of University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley’s goals is to make URI a larger player nationally in game-changing research. The payoffs for success in that realm reach far beyond a higher profile for the school, its faculty and administration. more
Last week’s annual meeting of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce provided three pieces of welcome news amidst the yearly program of recognition and speeches. more
As bad an idea as merging of the two state education boards was last year – something done at the behest of General Assembly-passed legislation – will the new board’s decision to create two new governing councils over K-12 and higher education be an effective fix to the initial mistake? more
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