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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION would like to add a second platform and new track for an Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, but not everyone agrees that spending $247 million on it is wise. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Proposed $247M Amtrak station at Warwick airport draws mixed reaction

A proposed Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has public transit advocates and members of the business community divided over whether...

NIST to fund $6 million R.I. manufacturing center

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to fund a $6 million manufacturing center in Rhode Island and is...

Southeastern Mass. manufacturers awarded $485K in grants

FALL RIVER – Three Bristol County businesses were awarded a total of $484,500 in grants from the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the MassTech...
AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.

Monopoly concerns dominate second Lifespan-CNE public comment meeting

PROVIDENCE – Throughout a two-hour meeting held on Wednesday on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many attendees raised...
AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.

State to hold second Lifespan-CNE public comment meeting today

PROVIDENCE – Members of the public have another chance to voice their opinions about the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System...

Innovation Studio R.I. opens new pre-accelerator program

PROVIDENCE – For some entrepreneurs, getting started can be the hardest part. To help get startups running, Innovation Studio Rhode Island is offering LAUNCH!, a...

Electric Boat looks to hire 1,500 in R.I. this year

NORTH KINGSTOWN — General Dynamics Electric Boat is approaching 2022 with an emphasis on recruitment and training, including hiring an estimated 1,500 in Rhode...

Survey: Small businesses call for more federal response to staffing, supply...

EAST PROVIDENCE – Staffing shortage, supply chain obstructions and inflation are top of mind for small-business owners, according to a new survey, and most...
REACHING OUT: Bryant University President Ross Gittell says since three-fourths of the school’s students come from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Bryant is increasing its efforts to enhance knowledge about the university beyond the New England region. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gittell leads Bryant with an economist’s eye

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Bryant University President...
MOVING AHEAD: Saul Kaplan, founder and chief catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory, says the loss of the Tech Collective and the R.I. Office of Innovation won’t have a lasting effect on innovative efforts in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will closures hurt R.I.’s innovation efforts?

For more than two decades, Providence nonprofit the Tech Collective provided training, recognition and other guidance for innovators ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs to seasoned...
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