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HOPE & MAIN, the state's first food business incubator, held a ribbon cutting Friday at its Warren home, the former Main Street School, which has been transformed through a $2.9 million U.S. Department of Agriculture loan.

Hope & Main cuts ribbon on R.I.’s first food business incubator

WARREN – The $3.2 million Hope & Main culinary incubator officially opened Friday in the renovated former Main Street School with a ribbon cutting...
RHODE ISLAND communities made no progress toward increasing the affordability of housing last year, HousingWorks Rhode Island at Roger Williams University said Friday in its annual Fact Book. / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS RHODE ISLAND

Report: Housing in R.I. remains out of reach for many

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island communities made no progress toward increasing the affordability of housing last year, HousingWorks Rhode Island at Roger Williams University said...
SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES SALES fell in August compared with a year earlier, as the median price paid for a home did the same. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

R.I. homes sales, prices fall in August compared with 2013

WARWICK - Rhode Island single-family home sales fell 8 percent in August compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of...
NEWPORT HARBOR Corp. has sold the Newport Yachting Center, best known for hosting the Newport International Boat Show. / COURTESY NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Newport Yachting Center sold

NEWPORT – Newport Harbor Corp. has sold the Newport Yachting Center on the city’s waterfront to Peregrine Group LLC for an undisclosed price, the...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORPORATION voted to make a $3 million investment in the Slater Technology Fund's new venture fund for cutting-edge energy startups. Previous investments have gone to companies such as VoltServer, which is run by Steve Eaves / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACEY JENKINS

Commerce RI sends $3M to Slater for energy sector investments

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corporation Monday authorized a $3 million investment in the Slater Technology Fund’s new venture capital fund for Rhode Island...
STREETCARS EMERGE from the East Side bus tunnel at the intersection of Fones Alley and Thayer Street on College Hill in this conception of what the potential streetcar project would mean in Providence. / COURTESY KLOPPER MARTIN DESIGN GROUP AND PROVIDENCE PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Providence wins $13 million federal grant to build streetcar system between...

PROVIDENCE – The city has won a $13 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to build a streetcar system between the East Side and...

ProJo union confirms layoffs, expects more, plans to fight

PROVIDENCE – The union representing Providence Journal newsroom employees says it will fight plans by new owners Gatehouse Media to outsource editing jobs. In a...
GILBANE CONSTRUCTION is seeing continued growth in both commercial and residential construction over the next 18 months, such as the work being done by Luiz Perez of Castro Drywall at the East Side's Premier Apartments building in the summer of 2013. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Gilbane: Construction spending growing now, will keep climbing

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. construction market will grow significantly over the next 18 months, with spending increasing 7 percent in 2015, Gilbane Building Co....
IN PREPARATION FOR THE TAKEOVER by new owner Gatehouse Media, the Providence Journal has begun the process of trimming staff, according to current employees who have taken to social media to report what is happening. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Layoffs begin at ProJo

(Updated, 9:45 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – The Providence Journal has begun laying off employees in advance of its acquisition by the parent of Gatehouse Media Inc.,...
A NEW $40 MILLION, 60,000-SQUARE-FOOT academic building is being planned by Johnson & Wales University at the corner of Pine and Chestnut streets in Providence's Jewelry District. Construction is expected to begin in April. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

JWU reveals $40M academic building plan for Jewelry District

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University Monday unveiled plans for a new $40 million academic building on former Interstate 195 land in Providence’s Jewelry...

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