Problem: The capital city has a skills problem. In 2000 the unemployment rate for residents in the labor force totaled 9.3 percent, compared with 13.7 percent in 2014. The Providence Working Cities team has also identified a skills gap between …
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The R.I. Hospitality Association hosted the 13th annual Economic Outlook breakfast on Thursday at the R.I. Convention Center, reporting “moderate growth” in the hospitality industry nationally and positive growth in the Rhode Island market.
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Betsy Wall, the new chief marketing officer for R.I. Commerce Corp., said the commentary surrounding the new logo and slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler & Warmer,” has helped spread the word about the Ocean State.
As the ocean has evolved from a commercial transportation asset into a leisure-time facilitator, Rhode Island has kept up with the transition. Thus, while fishing and trade still have a significant presence in Narragansett Bay and along the Ocean …
By Patricia Daddona | Contributing Writer