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The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
Forty percent of Rhode Island small-business owners consider Rhode Island’s regulatory environment relatively poor compared with other states, and 66 percent believe there are too many regulations imposed on businesses in the state, according to the R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform’s 2014 Small Business Survey. more
(Updated, 3:07 p.m.) The Rhode Island Foundation reported net assets of $734.4 million at the end of 2013, increasing by $101.6 million, or 16 percent, the $632.8 million reported the previous year, according to the organization’s 2013 annual report. Since 1993, the organization has seen its total assets increase more than 300 percent, from $197 million. more
A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
Whether it feels like it or not, the long-awaited economic recovery has begun! more
Since MakerBot Industries began selling its first kits in 2009, the commercialization of 3-D printing has been gaining steam, both within the maker movement and in the mainstream media, as an idea with the potential to revolutionize manufacturing. more
Nordic Technology Group, a company that has developed software that uses 3-D motion sensors to identify and alert caregivers to changes in patients’ behavior, was named the top winner in the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition at a live event held Thursday at The Garage. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has selected 17 projects, from among 92 applicants, to receive a total of $210,000 in funding from the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Grants Program. more
The Slater Technology Fund will invest an additional $100,000 in local e-commerce technology firm Absolute Commerce, bringing Slater’s total investment in the company to $350,000, Slater announced Tuesday. more
Betaspring hosted more than 300 community supporters, investors and Betaspring alumni Thursday for an open house introducing the accelerator’s spring 2014 class of startups. more
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