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Last week the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released its annual “How Rhode Island Revenues Compare” report. In it the Ocean State once again has among the highest tax burdens in the nation. What state spending would you trim if the state lowered the tax collected to the national average? more
Last week the fifth Watershed Counts report was released, and in it a link is made between cleaner water in Narragansett Bay and economic development. Is it possible to improve economic development and the quality of Narragansett Bay’s water at the same time? Or must a choice between the two be made? more
Providence Business News held its first Cybersecurity Summit last week, and the topic left attendees wondering just how well their businesses are protected from from Internet-based threats. Is your company proactive enough in this constantly expanding area of threats? more
Last week a number of open government advocates visited with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s staff to communicate their frustration with how the administration has been handling requests for information. Is this an important issue? Should the governor and her staff be more responsive to public requests for information? more
Last week the Twin River Management Group presented its plans for a new casino in Tiverton to the Town Council. Do you like the idea of moving Newport Grand to the border with Fall River? more
A new poll conducted by the Bryant University Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership found that 63.3 percent of respondents think it is important for the Pawtucket Red Sox to stay in Rhode Island. But three-quarters of those surveyed, 74.2 percent, are opposed to any taxpayer assistance for a new Providence ballpark. more
Last week the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston that it was extending its “Working Cities Challenge” to Rhode Island after its debut in the Bay State. Will Rhode Island be able to attract private investment to the public/private economic development partnership as Massachusetts has done? more
With the idea that the Pawtucket Red Sox would move to a downtown Providence riverfront location now out of the question, the issue of where the minor-league baseball team will play is unclear. What do you think? more
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
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