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Providence Business News’ semi-annual Business Survey reveals continued rising optimism among for-profit enterprises in the PBN Top List database. More than two-thirds of respondents to this summer’s survey said that they expected the Rhode Island economy to improve significantly or slightly in the next 12 months. What do you think? more
The state will hire a consultant to help it decide how to use $5 million to brand and market Rhode Island for tourism and economic development. One of the applicants, Atom Media Group of West Warwick, has made a public pitch for the gig, arguing that hiring an outside company would suggest the state doesn’t have the ability to market itself. Others say the state needs to hire the best candidate, regardless of where the firm is based. What do you think? more
Last week Providence was given another F for small business friendliness by Thumbtack, based on the ease of starting a new business as well as for licensing, tax code and zoning issues.What has been your experience, or that of people and companies you know? Is Providence among the most unfriendly places for a small business? more
The major global sell-off of equity investments last week put to the test the resolve of investors large and small. How did you react to the gyrations created by uncertainty in the Chinese economy’s strength? more
Last week the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission chose its new executive director, following the sudden departure of its previous day-to-day leader. Was the method for finding the new head of the commission one you approve of? more
Recently the Chicago-based power generation and energy storage developer Invenergy announced plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville. The 900 megawatt, $700 million … more
Last week, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello said negotiations with PawSox owners are ongoing, with a new proposal expected to be made public in the next few weeks. He said lawmakers could consider the deal in a special legislative session. more
Early last week, the United States Olympic Committee ended a potential bid by Boston to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Is losing out on the potential for hosting the Olympic games – which many observers believe is likely to go the a U.S. city – a loss for the region? more
Last week, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo formed a committee to deliver recommendations on reforming health care delivery in the state, including setting a cap on how much is spent per year on health care in Rhode Island. more
Providence City Council has a couple of tax stabilization plans under consideration. Are they the best way to get development going in the city? more
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