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The R.I. Commerce Corporation Monday authorized a $3 million investment in the Slater Technology Fund’s new venture capital fund for Rhode Island energy sector startups. more
STEAMengine, a program being developed by the R.I. Commerce Corporation, has won a $1.57 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help boost the state's economy and help it diversify. more
A $1.7 million federal grant has been awarded to the Newport County Development Council to help establish a technology business incubator to foster startups, creating more than 100 jobs. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Revenue did not mince words when discussing the state’s revenue performance in August, saying it was “like pushing a wet noodle.” more
Rhode Island gas prices hit their lowest point this year after dropping another 5 cents over the past week, according to the weekly gasoline survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Efforts to create a new national park in the Blackstone River Valley moved forward after the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act late last week. more
The University of Rhode Island’s botanical gardens are among the most beautiful in the world, according to a list of the 50 most stunning university gardens and arboretums from Best Masters Programs, an online guide to master’s degree programs. more
Rhode Island added 700 construction jobs from August 2013 to August 2014, a 4.3 percent increase, ranking it No. 18 in a listing of all states, including the District of Columbia, regarding construction employment. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly declined in August for the first time in five months as investors retreated from the market. more
The Rhode Island Design Hall of Fame will induct four individuals at a “Hall of Fame party” on Thursday. more
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