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Associate professor of educational studies at Rhode Island College and coordinator of the Central Falls/RIC Innovation Lab talks about current initiatives and plans for the year ahead. more
Software and application design agency MojoTech last week announced four new hires, as the company continues to expand its team to keep pace with a growing roster of clients. more
Whether it’s Betaspring introducing its latest accelerator cohort, the Slater Technology Fund announcing reinvestment in its portfolio companies, or the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition selecting its 2014 winner, startups get a lot of buzz in Providence – and the rest of Rhode Island. What don’t always get as much attention are the stories behind these startups’ quirky, playful or practical names. The founders of these five local technology startups based in Providence, Pawtucket and Newport shared the rationale behind their companies’ names with Providence Business News. more
It’s back to square one for Rhode Island’s redevelopment of the former Shooters nightclub property in Providence. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management officially broke off talks May 1 with Bowl Arts LLC, the community group that had been hoping to build a concert and performing arts venue on the site. more
(Updated, 3:19 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Tuesday issued a statement defending the need for Rhode Island to repay the 38 Studios moral obligation bonds and criticizing gubernatorial candidates Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung and Ken Block, who have voiced opposition to repayment. 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 study conducted by the Tax Foundation found that Rhode Island collected $966 in state and local income tax collections per person in 2011, ranking the state No. 17 in the country for highest per-capita combined collections. more
Citizens Financial Group Inc., the U.S. consumer bank subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, filed a draft prospectus yesterday for an initial public offering in New York in the fourth quarter. more
Americans seeking medical marijuana for anything from pain to seizures must turn to a patchwork of small startups for help as U.S. laws keep traditional pharmacies out of a market that may exceed $6 billion by 2019. more
Rhode Island moved up 11 spots in a ranking of best states to retire in, compiled annually by personal finance website Bankrate.com. more
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