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Activity on the industrial waterfront of Providence, including its deepwater port, is measured in tons and vessel calls, and the economic impact of its imports and exports. Nearly 200 ships slide up to Providence berths each year, … more
Sweeping visions of hotels, shops and restaurants lining Providence’s industrial waterfront appear dead following the sale of the Promet Marine Services ship-repair yard on Allens Avenue to an international scrap-metal recycler. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
Rhode Island ended its fiscal year with a stronger bottom line than expected, a $166.4 million general fund surplus that reflects both higher than anticipated revenue and less spending. 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
(Updated 10:22 a.m.) A.T. Cross Co. could qualify for up to $1.9 million in state incentives through a move to The Foundry complex in Providence and an expansion of its workforce. more
A natural gas-powered electrical plant proposed in Burrillville could introduce more than 900 megawatts to the New England grid, and is the largest generation project in a decade in Rhode Island. But even if approved, it won't eradicate … more
(Updated, 5:18, Oct. 19) Citizens Bank NA is among the top 100 most active small business lenders in the United States and ranks third in Rhode Island, according to year-end lending numbers released by the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
It may appear counterintuitive for employers to invest in employees that may not remain at an organization long term. In today's economy, however, employees are increasingly mobile, and recent college graduates are likely to have multiple careers … more
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