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Council weighing new tax-incentive options

The latest plan to overhaul Providence’s controversial development property tax incentives restarts the debate over whether elected officials should approve individual deals or not. Recommendations...

Cities are seen fueling economy

Rhode Island’s cities will drive its economy in the future and leaders should focus investments on the existing assets and people within them, according...

Tax breaks key to F.R. landing 1,000 Amazon jobs

Landing Amazon.com Inc. has been a long time coming for Fall River. The city and online retail giant were in talks for more than two...

Promised relaunch of IIP fails to get off ground

Providence’s on-again-off-again venture-capital program is off again. Unable to settle on the best way to manage it, Mayor Angel Taveras has decided not to relaunch...

NanoSteel eyes expansion of 3-D market for metal

Add NanoSteel Co. Inc. to the list of firms excited about the potential of 3-D printing. This past summer, the Providence-based metal engineering company developed...

Review sought of rising costs to bury power lines

Supporters of burying high-voltage lines between Providence and East Providence waited 11 years for a detailed estimate of how much the project would cost....

Getting invested in tourism

National tourism marketers believe you have to spend money to make money. In Rhode Island, however, they’ve found you have to be able to first...

New players challenge traditional real estate model

Jeremy Krause, team leader for Redfin in Rhode Island, never thought of joining the real estate business before two hometown friends began working for...

Smooth sailing in retirement? Not in Ocean State

An estate tax cut estimated to save taxpayers $18 million annually must make Rhode Island more attractive to wealthy retirees, right? “Not really,” said Sandra...

MOOCs helping Brown expand online offerings

In the summer of 2013, Brown University stepped confidently, but cautiously, into the burgeoning world of Internet education known as Massive Open Online Courses. Partnering...

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