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With his city’s fiscal position stabilized, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has turned toward growing the local economy and redeveloping underutilized properties. That’s brought him up against some of the most difficult and expensive challenges in Rhode Island. They include saving its tallest building, the Industrial Trust Tower, and its most spectacular historic-redevelopment failure, the South Street Power Station (Dynamo House). They also include bringing long-sought streetcar service to the capital city and replacing abundant surface parking lots with productive, activity-generating buildings. more
From the home of the Brooklyn Nets to a ski resort in northern Vermont and an office building in downtown New Bedford, enterprises across the country are cashing in on the global desire to live in the United States. more
A Rhode Island House committee will open hearings Wednesday afternoon into the state’s $75 million loan guarantee to 38 Studios, WPRO reported. more
States seeking to strengthen their economy should look to educational offerings, urges The Economic Policy Institute in a recent study, titled “A Well Educated Workforce is Key to State Prosperity.” more
Gourmet Heaven on Weybosset Street in downtown Providence looks like a Manhattan deli, from the giant salad bar and steam table, to the tiny seating area perched above the shelves and wide array of chicken cutlets piled in the refrigerated counter. more
A report released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council highlights Rhode Island and three other states as models of effective pension reform. more
(Updated, 1:30 p.m.) Rhode Island ranked among the worst states for business in the United States again on CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2013 report, earning the No. 49 slot. more
The revived Rhode Island historic-tax-credit program unveiled by lawmakers last week likely won’t help the state’s tallest vacant building, but will be in high demand for other projects, preservation advocates say. more
Rhode Island is building a name for itself in the business of environmental training for journalists, thanks in part to the 15-year-old Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, says spokeswoman Karen Southern. more
The 2014 Working Waterfront Festival set for Sept. 27 and 28 has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help with production. more
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