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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
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
The $3.2 million Hope & Main culinary incubator officially opened Friday in the renovated former Main Street School with a ribbon cutting including town, state and federal officials. more
Two years ago, we gathered with 300 business and community leaders at the R.I. Convention Center for Make It Happen RI. Our goal was to generate new ideas and specific action steps for improving Rhode Island’s economy. We are frequently asked, so what happened? The two-year mark seems like a good chance to reflect. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition will launch its 2015 competition, which is expected to award prizes in excess of $200,000, on Oct. 14 at a kick-off event. more
In a move designed to reinvigorate its HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) program, the U.S. Small Business Administration has launched Destination: HUB. more
Ed Forer’s company, Blue Sky Group, is a rags-to-riches story, though Forer will be the first to tell you serendipity, however opportune, cannot be counted on for long-range, strategic planning. more
Score, the U.S. Small Business Administration-sponsored organization that connects successful business executives with small businesses that they mentor, has released its most recent Current State of Small Business infographic. more
A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
Lisa Konicki is going full-speed ahead 17 years into her role as executive director of the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce. more
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