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The Rhode Island branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration held its 2017 Small Business Economic Summit Friday at Bryant University in which small business owners, led by local economic, community and government experts, gathered to discuss major issues faced by companies in the Ocean State. more
The U.S. labor market turned in a solid performance at the end of 2016, sending job gains above 2 million for a sixth year as paychecks rose by the most during the current expansion. more
Ah, 2017. Sweet relief from the turbulent 365 days prior, which was marked by a contentious election, a surprise European Union departure and countless celebrity deaths. Or not. more
The high seas – all that deep water beyond 200 nautical miles from a coastline – are this planet's last frontier. And like all previous frontiers, they're ripe for plunder. But there may be a surprisingly simple solution to the scourge of … more
It has happened. For the first time, consumers are purchasing more online than in stores. Even Black Friday 2016, with its emphasis on traditional shopping, saw more people buying online than in stores (44 percent compared to 40 percent). Mobile … more
The underrepresentation of women in fields that require advanced math and science, including computer science and engineering, could have its start with their education as younger girls. Education research has found self-confidence among … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island had an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent, which while still the highest rate in New England was 2.5 percentage points less than it had been at the end of 2013 and the lowest it has been since March 2008. Private … more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is hiring an outside firm to audit the Providence Board of Licenses. The firm hired to conduct the audit is expected to release a final report that will "outline concerns, successful practices, areas … more
Stefan Pryor has reached his second anniversary as Rhode Island's first commerce secretary, a role that puts him at the intersection of job creation, business and housing development. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Thursday a new performance goal to expand economic opportunity by doubling the Minority Business Enterprise utilization rate for state contracts by 2020. more
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