Despite a good year-end fiscal report, the city of Providence is far from being financially healthy. Will declaring bankruptcy be the best way to balance the long-term health of the city and its existing obligations?
Invenergy Thermal Development LLC has offered Woonsocket a minimum of $18.4 million over the next 20 years to access the city’s water supply. What should Woonsocket do, say yes to the deal or fall in line with plant opponents?
As 2016 came to a close a new economic development organization led by local CEOs was formed, the Partnership for Rhode Island. Do you think this new group will be able to make a difference in the state’s economic health?
The last few months have brought a number of announcements from state government about companies moving to the Ocean State and bringing with them new jobs, all of them supported by public economic development incentives. Does the good of growing jobs in Rhode Island outweigh the potential long-term side effects of awarding public incentives?
Rhode Island native retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has been named by President-elect Donald J. Trump to be the next national security adviser. Recently he shared fake news stories that linked Hillary Clinton to criminal activities. Should social media postings be considered when evaluating someone for a new job?
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?