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Brown University has been named to Forbes’ 2014 list of the most entrepreneurial universities in the country, joining startup breeding grounds such as Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology. more
Rhode Island ranks as the least friendly state in the U.S. for small business, according to a new survey by Thumbtack.com of 12,000 entrepreneurs. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranks No. 52 in a list of the 100 best cities for women in business, compiled by the Bizwomen business journal and released Thursday. more
Mark Stewart has been appointed the new state director of the R.I. Small Business Development Center, Stewart told Providence Business News Monday. Stewart, who was previously director of the Small Business Center at Halifax Community College in Weldon, N.C., began his job in Rhode Island in June. more
During the second quarter, 2,041 new business entities registered with the R.I. Secretary of State’s Business Services Division, higher than the number reported the previous quarter, the secretary’s office announced Tuesday. more
Hope & Main LLC, Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator, has brought on food industry veteran Julie Nahas to serve as executive director of operations as the organization steams toward its official launch in August. more
After advancing slightly in last year’s ranking, Rhode Island dropped once again to dead last in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2014 report. The 2014 ranking represents the third time in the last four years that Rhode Island came in at No. 50 in the CNBC report, which scored all 50 states on 56 measures of economic competitiveness. more
Small businesses would be able to write off capital purchases more quickly under a $73.1 billion tax reduction passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
Forty percent of Rhode Island small-business owners consider Rhode Island’s regulatory environment relatively poor compared with other states, and 66 percent believe there are too many regulations imposed on businesses in the state, according to the R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform’s 2014 Small Business Survey. more
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