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Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
Cheryl Merchant has always been driven to lead and to teach. Back in 1984, after graduating with her bachelor's degree in business administration from Alma College in Alma, Mich., Merchant embarked on a career at General Motors as a … more
Hasbro Inc. ranked 23rd on a list of the 100 most reputable companies in the United States, according to the Reputation Institute. more
A special business-development session for defense industry manufacturers will be held next week through STEAM Engine USA. more
Jewelry design company Haverhill Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to develop its 2015 fine jewelry collection, and already has surpassed its funding goal. more
Deborah Schimberg, founder and CEO of Verve Inc., won the U.S. Small Business Administration award for Rhode Island Women-owned Small Business of the Year. Verve, the producer of Glee Gum, stood out for its commitment to sustainable production. … more
Vincent J. Confreda, the third of four generations of his family to manage the family's 93-year-old Cranston farm, makes the hand-off of the business from one generation to the next sound almost simple. "I stepped in as my father started to … more
As a 14-year-old teenager, Ava Anderson became concerned about chemicals in personal-care products she and her family used. She got rid of the products but didn’t stop there. In 2009, she formed Ava Anderson Non Toxic with her brother, Frohman, and their mother, Kim. Anderson, pictured above, is now a student at Babson College, in Wellesley, Mass. And her direct-sales business employs 45 people in an East Providence manufacturing center that produces 11 different types of products, including for skin care. more
Police have identified the driver that was pulled from a burning car earlier this week by an off-duty Cranston police officer as Richard L. Bready, former Nortek Inc. CEO. more
Nortek Inc.'s subsidiary Nordyne LLC, a manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment, and its Nordyne International subsidiary have changed their names to Nortek Global HVAC LLC and Nortek Global HVAC Latin America Inc., respectively. more
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