In a discussion held during the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, Providence Equity Partners LLC founder and CEO Jonathan M. Nelson said that he was hearing good things from other business leaders around the nation about Rhode Island. Is she, as he said, “nailing it” in discussion with CEOs across the United States?
When Dow futures dropped 800 points on election night in anticipation of a Donald J. Trump presidency, many investors regretted not moving more of their investments to cash prior to Nov. 8. But since the day after the U.S. elections the Dow Jones Industrial Average had gained more than 3 percent as of mid-day Monday. What will you do with your investments?
Rhode Islanders have unusual questions on their minds, at least if a survey by real estate website Estately is to be believed. Why don’t you see if your curiosity aligns with that of your fellow Ocean Staters? It’s an interesting mix of options.
When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced that the state could not wait to rebuild the the 6-10 Connector, many were upset. Should re-connecting the neighborhoods isolated by the original highway, which include Olneyville and Silver Lake, be part of the design considerations as the state rebuilds the road?
With its five-turbine wind energy farm set to go live, Deepwater Wind stands at the head of the line for companies that are looking to prosper from the growing renewable energy sector of the economy. …
Providence voters on Nov. 8 will be asked to consider a $40 million infrastructure bond that the City Council has voted to withdraw support for, effectively dashing chances of selling the bond if voters did approve it. The reason say councilors who oppose the bond, is that the city can’t afford to take on new debt.
But Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has a different view, accusing the council of “petty politics” after he refused to sign off on allowing each councilor $1.3 million from the bond to spend in their wards. He first wanted to see detailed plans for the spending, but the council balked at that.
Do you agree the city is in no position to take on new debt? Or did councilors who opposed the bond put politics ahead of the city’s best interests?