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From smart-growth advocates to economic development officials, groups and individuals from across Rhode Island watched with great anticipation as the long-vacant Masonic Temple was transformed into the new Renaissance Providence Hotel. more
At times, it seems like the only changes to Providence’s skyline are the moving cranes and wrecking balls. But developers of some of the city’s larger projects say that progress is being made, and some landmark investments in the city are slated to come online relatively soon. more
PROVIDENCE — The elements of a mixed-use project that could cover five acres of the former Interstate 195 land were revealed last week in a public overview by the development team. The project, a joint effort of CV Properties LLC of … more
With a quick pace and little dissent, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved a budget for the next fiscal year that includes almost everything proposed by first-year Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Providence officials have been developing standardized tax-stabilization agreements that could help two projects targeted for parcels on former Interstate 195 land move forward. But state officials may not be willing to wait for the city to finish … more
The picture is bleak, as it so often is when the subject is Rhode Island's economic health. The latest study by the Associated General Contractors of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the Ocean State ranked No. 49 among the 50 states and … more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Rhode Island $1 million for three state cleanup projects. more
Two new state government appointees will focus on economic development efforts at the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. Stefan Pryor, the new commerce secretary, has appointed Darin Early as chief operating officer and Daniel Jennings as senior economic development adviser. more
Rhode Island will receive $10.2 million in federal funds to expand the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. Originally created as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal funds are designed to help at-risk families voluntarily receive home visits from nurses, social workers and trained parent educators to improve health, child development and school readiness, according to a release from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
A company that has proposed to develop a 1.25-acre site on the former Interstate 195 land for student apartments has asked for more time to complete its review of the property and obtain a tax incentive agreement through the city. more
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