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The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. more
Although the R.I. Department of Labor and Training is more commonly known for delivering unemployment benefits than placing people in jobs, expanded and continuing programming targeted to help people find work – along with two policy changes – are expected to help move those who are without a job off the unemployment rolls sooner, Director Charles J. Fogarty said. more
Court-ordered settlement talks between the state and Rhode Island public employees and retirees over cuts in pension benefits have broken down, sending the dispute to trial, both parties in the case said Friday. more
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
At the Foundry complex in Providence, owners are poised to fill the remaining vacant portions of the historic former Brown & Sharpe Mill with luxury apartments. more
Bike share isn’t easy. There’s community hostility to worry about – from drivers, anti-gentrification activists and even neighbors who don’t like a system’s chosen color – plus numerous technical land mines and the challenge of staying solvent. more
The result of an educational system that prepares students to excel in science, technology, engineering, arts and math is a capable workforce. more
There’s plenty to like about the state’s new health-benefits exchange, HealthSource RI Executive Director Christine Ferguson told approximately 300 business owners, health care providers and insurance professionals at a Feb. 27 health care summit co-sponsored by Providence Business News. more
Providence is encouraging transit-oriented development in two neighborhoods most residents may not associate with transportation or potential growth. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
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