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Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for taxes on business, according to the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index released by the Tax Foundation Wednesday. more
Since it was founded in 1911, Wardwell Braiding in Central Falls has continually utilized advances in technology to make the machines they manufacture vital to many industries – beginning with textiles and evolving to machines used in the wire and cable industries. more
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has allocated nearly $800,000 in competitive grants to three Rhode Island institutions to support programs for adults and children. more
Christine Ferguson is so enthusiastic about the state’s new health-benefits exchange that she mistook a summit on its offerings co-sponsored by Providence Business News for a wedding. But it wouldn’t be surprising to find Ferguson, HealthSourceRI’s executive director, at a wedding explaining the exchange and asking for business cards. more
Coal is on its way out in New England and the future of the region’s largest coal-fired power plant, Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, is uncertain. more
Rhode Island leaders see larger prizes for the manufacturing sector on the horizon after securing a $100,000 U.S. Commerce Department grant last month to plan an advanced industry design center. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation has launched a new special investigations unit to crack down on tax fraud. more
Standard & Poor’s recent upgrading of East Providence’s general-obligation debt rating from BB+ to A is giving some members of the local business community reason for optimism after struggling for years with the city’s building fiscal stress. 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
Providence-based Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island energy officials say the company’s win of the first two federally auctioned offshore wind-farm sites is a milestone in the state’s goal to harness wind resources, create hundreds of new jobs and attract energy industries to help pump up the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
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