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For biomedical researcher Niall G. Howlett, getting $500,000 in startup funding to set up a laboratory seven years ago was critical to establishing roots to pursue research here in Rhode Island. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board announced Monday that it has awarded more than $60,000 in “Express Grants” to 20 local firms. The strategic investments will partially fund skills training for 344 employees. more
A superior court judge Wednesday allowed the bulk of Rhode Island’s lawsuit against the architects of the 38 Studios LLC loan deal to proceed, dismissing only a few portions of the complaint. more
(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring the progress of East Providence’s 10-year effort to redevelop its waterfront and what it might mean for a similar effort underway in Providence.) more
(Updated, 9 a.m.) Rhode Island leaders are prepared to allow 38 Studios LLC’s federal bankruptcy trustee to use assets salvaged from the defunct video game company to investigate claims against its former executives and architects of a failed $75 million state loan guarantee. more
Add Carolyn Rafaelian, president of Alex and Ani Inc. and new winery owner, to the list of businesspeople taking aim at Rhode Island’s strict and often arcane liquor laws. more
Engage Rhode Island, the business-backed advocacy group that helped stoke popular support for overhauling the state pension system, has dissolved, the group said in a statement Friday afternoon. more
Preserve Rhode Island and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission have selected 14 individuals, organizations and projects to receive 2013 Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation. more
Central to the argument for saving Providence’s Superman Building with public investment is a vision of the downtown economy driven by residents as much as office workers. more
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