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Rhode Island’s economic outlook ranked No. 41 among the 50 U.S. states according to the 2014 ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council. Rhode Island’s ranking at No. 41 in the 2014 report was an improvement over last year, when the Ocean State landed at No. 45. more
Advocates for small business in Rhode Island got the ear of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s national ombudsman Tuesday to bring up concerns about the impact of federal regulations on local companies. more
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 1.5 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in March, matching the increase in the national index during the same time period, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin on Monday announced a new $800,000 federal grant for infrastructure upgrades at the Port of Davisville designed to increase Rhode Island’s port capacity and improve cargo shipment flexibility for companies headquartered in Quonset Business Park. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 23, on a proposed regulation dealing with commercial farm related-items, according to an announcement in the division’s quarterly newsletter released April 9. more
Executive director of Save The Bay and former securities analyst talks about climate change’s impact on business management. more
The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. has provided Reidar’s Manufacturing in New Bedford with a $779,000 loan for the purchase of land and construction of a 21,000-square-foot warehouse for business expansio more
The New England economy appears to be “gaining some steam” and community banks have the ability to post loan growth between 6 and 12 percent in 2014, analysts Matthew Kelley and Matthew Breese of Sterne Agee’s Portland, Maine, office said in an April 7 press release following a tour of Northeast banks. more
RBS Citizens has selected TransCentra to deliver wholesale lockbox services to the bank’s commercial customers, the Georgia-based provider of billing and payment software and services announced April 7. more
Brown University will launch a new Institute for the Study of Environment and Society, adding over the next several years up to 11 faculty who would serve as fellows, school officials said late Monday. more
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