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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signed an executive order that requires internet service providers to adhere to the repealed federal standards of net neutrality in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

Raimondo signs order requiring ISPs that bid with state to adhere...

PROVIDENCE – “A free and open internet is essential to our democracy and economy,” said Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in a statement on Tuesday...
DARIN EARLY, former Commerce RI president and chief operating officer, has been hired as Gilbane Development Co.'s managing director of public-private partnerships in its Providence office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gilbane hires Darin Early as managing director of public-private partnerships

PROVIDENCE – Gilbane Development Co. announced Tuesday that it has hired former president and chief operating officer of the R.I. Commerce Corp. Darin Early...
THE R.I. DELEGATION announced a second round of $2.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. delegation announces second round of $2.1M to fight opioid epidemic

PROVIDENCE - A second round of $2.1 million in federal funds has been awarded to the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and...
BANCO SANTANDER SA reported net income of $2.51 billion for the first quarter of 2018, while its U.S. operations, which include Santander Bank, posted earnings of $152.7 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANGEL NAVARETTE

Santander U.S. operation posts $153M profit for Q1

PROVIDENCE – Banco Santander SA’s United States operations reported profit of $152.7 million (125 million euros), a more than 50 percent increase from about...
JANET L. COIT, director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, highlighted the benefits of $3 million in matching grants that DEM made to 15 municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

DEM awards $3M for recreation projects in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded $3 million in matching grants to 15 municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities, Gov....
OPPORTUNITY ZONES: A map of the nominated census tracts in Rhode Island that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo submitted to the U.S. Treasury Department as Opportunity Zones, areas in which investors become eligible for tax incentives for investing in real estate projects or businesses. / COURTESY COMMERCE RI

Raimondo nominates 25 R.I. investment ‘opportunity zones’ to U.S. Treasury Department

PROVIDENCE – In the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, there was a provision designed to encourage investment in low-income areas that...
AVTECH SOFTWARE INC. is among three companies confirmed for a United Kingdom trade mission in September. Above, Rich Grundy, right, president of AVTECH Software, talks about the company’s new Active Power Sensor with Marketing Manager Russel Benoit, left, and company founder and CEO Michael Sigourney. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. trade mission to U.K. set for Sept.

PROVIDENCE – A trade mission for Rhode Island companies to visit Scotland and northern England, organized by the John H. Chafee Center for International...
CADENCE has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by the equity firm Kohlberg & Company.

Cadence to be acquired by N.Y.-based equity firm

CRANSTON – Cadence Inc., the Staunton, Va.-headquartered end-to-end engineering and manufacturing service company with an operation in Cranston has entered an agreement to be...
RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION employment increased 1.6 percent year over year in March, ranking No. 32 in the nation. Month to month, the state's 2.6 percent decline in construction employment was the fastest rate of decline in the nation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

AGCA: R.I. March construction employment up 1.6%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment rose 300 jobs year over year to 18,700 workers, seasonally adjusted, in March, a 1.6 percent year over...
TRAFFIC AND CARGO PROCESSING at T.F. Green Airport continued to rise in February. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Traffic, cargo processing continue to rise at T.F. Green in...

WARWICK – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 24.9 percent in February, according to the R.I. Airport Corp. Friday.A total of 295,542 passengers utilized...
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