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WARWICK – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed last week brought together federal, state and local food officials – including representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – and producers from around the state for a forum about federal funding opportunities available from the USDA to support area agriculture, local food businesses and the Rhode Island economy. more
One way to convince a small business to move to Providence is to “bribe your boss,” a somewhat light-hearted – yet pointed – take on economic development that invites employees, by way of a new website, to send the boss’ contact information so movers, shakers and believers in the city can take the leader to lunch and “make driving back to the ‘burbs tough.” more
When are Republicans the party of Wall Street outrage and Democrats the voice of deference for high finance? more
Large companies, wealthy retirees and East Bay drivers should benefit from the state budget backed by House Democratic leaders, while some developers, real estate agents and hotel workers are among those feeling aggrieved by it. more
Rhode Island’s only landfill, in Johnston, is on track to be filled by 2038. The big question facing the state is: Then what? more
From the outside, it seems Rhode Island officials have been working on a new comprehensive plan for land use and economic development for ages, or at least since they finished the last plan. more
Earning a little more than $9 an hour as a front-desk clerk at the Hilton Providence, Evan McLaughlin last year lost an apartment in Providence because he couldn’t afford the rent. more
Even if they disagree about the federal health care law that created it, Rhode Island’s major candidates for governor all want to see the state’s health-benefits exchange become a moneymaker. more
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
Still 11 months away, the Volvo Ocean Race has captured 4,500 nights of lodging already – a growing number not only in Newport County, where the race will makes its stopover, but in Providence as well. more
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