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When Frank Ankoma immigrated to Providence in 1997, he says immigrant-owned businesses were hard to find. more
Many of Rhode Island's minority groups are growing, but the value of state contracts with minority business enterprises, known as MBEs, isn't keeping up. "It's not a secret minority [groups] have been growing at an accelerated rate," Oscar … more
Immediately after opening Videology Imaging Solutions Inc. in 1995, Carol Ethier said she often had requests to build cameras – but she had designed the business to do and be so much more. The video, image capture and display technology … more
(Updated 4:09 p.m.) Department of Human Services Director Melba Affigne Depeña and Chief Digital Officer Thom Guertin have resigned after the botched September rollout of the state’s new health and human eligibility computer system, known as UHIP, which delivers state aid to 300,000 Rhode Islanders. more
Cash collections increased 2.2 percent over the year in November to $244.4 million, led by a 115.5 percent jump in departmental receipts, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
During its December meeting the R.I. State Council on the Arts awarded 68 grants totaling $164,890 to local schools, organizations, community centers and artists, according to a Thursday statement by the group. more
In a surprise turn of events, Invenergy Thermal Development LLC has secured an $18.4 million water-supply contract with Johnston, not Woonsocket. more
Over the next three years, Rhode Island will receive $2 million to improve career readiness and postsecondary attainment for all Rhode Island youth through a program called “PrepareRI.” more
Donald Trump wants to be a great jobs president. But the forces that really affect employment are beyond his control -- and they are working against him. more
(Updated 12:48 p.m.) Rhode Island Hospital, a Lifespan hospital, Tuesday submitted a Certificate of Need to the R.I. Department of Health, seeking approval to build a 31-bed obstetrics unit. more
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