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Losing out on the first round of the U.S. Commerce Department’s “manufacturing communities” grants was a blow to state efforts to build greater support for Rhode Island’s manufacturers. more
To the Editor: Rhode Island is spending more than $14,000 per student each year educating our public school students. However, the R.I. Department of Education recently reported that 31 percent of Rhode Island’s public schools are low-performing schools. The question is, “Why is the cost of education high and the performance low in many of Rhode Island’s public schools?” more
Like an increasing share of the properties in Providence, the vacant, white three-family at 238 Amherst St. in the Olneyville neighborhood is not a foreclosure. more
Providence was at a crossroads when I became mayor three and a half years ago. A $110 million structural budget deficit threatened our capital city with bankruptcy. Unemployment was far too high, private-sector investment too scarce and our housing market continued to suffer from the effects of America’s national recession. more
It’s 2014 and in hospitals across the country, doctors are still using pagers.While the rest of the world has moved on to mobile phones with messaging apps and data sharing through social media, many hospitals still require on-call employees to walk around with technology from the 1990s. more
Ten years into her career at HCC Marketing in Barrington, Kerry Chaffer learned from a confidant that the “chemistry” she engendered in making clients comfortable was not necessarily her biggest asset. more
If you hope to sell your business someday – even far into the future – the time to think about increasing its value is now, not when you decide to put it up for sale. CPAs and business brokers say that too many business owners are shocked to find out the business they’ve been building for years isn’t worth nearly as much as they thought. But there are things that you can do along the way to boost the value of your business, and make it more attractive to potential buyers. more
Science fiction intrigued me as a child through TV programs such as “The Jetsons” and “Star Trek.” While I don’t claim to have Yoda-like clairvoyance, research leads me to make some predictions that might help your company begin preparing for the future. more
It has taken years, but the world at large seems to be recognizing what the business community has known all along – the key to economic vitality is entrepreneurship. more
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has received a $225,000 federal grant that will be used to help local veterans find jobs. more
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