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“Rhode Island: Cooler & Warmer” may be no longer, but it sparked the imaginations of many who turned to the Internet with their own ideas for state slogans. more
Ava Anderson LLC will close and reopen without the Anderson family that launched the business, the company reported on Monday in an online message to its customers, citing attacks against the company founder and her products. more
(Updated 3:43 p.m.) Betsy Wall, the new chief marketing officer for R.I. Commerce Corp., said the commentary surrounding the new logo and slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler & Warmer,” has helped spread the word about the Ocean State. more
(Updated 3:21 p.m.) A new poll shows that the majority of Rhode Islanders think the state spends too little on road and bridge maintenance and that they also want the Pawtucket Red Sox to remain in Rhode Island, but they do not want to be taxed on either initiative. more
Booming travel and tourism in Boston has spilled over into the lodging industry in Rhode Island this past year, and is part of the reason a consultant is “bullish” on the market here. more
Providence is not the best place to start a career, according to the latest study by WalletHub. more
In the wake of last week’s announcement that the General Electric Co. would open a new technology center in Providence, city, state and congressional officials on Monday gathered at the Statehouse to welcome company executives to the state. more
The Rhode Island Trucking Association has asked the Federal Highway Administration to intervene in RhodeWorks, including through a federal environmental review of gantry and bridge locations and the resulting impacts. more
The state has a new tourism logo and marketing campaign: “Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer.” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. on Monday unveiled the new campaign and slogan. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
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