Editorials

Job growth comes in all shapes and sizes

Efforts to grow jobs in Rhode Island are all around us. Some are more visible than others but all are important, as two stories...

Time to get to work on saving R.I. money

It’s about time. Finally, everyone is talking about consolidation. With the size of the budget deficit – $150 million in fiscal year 2008 and nearly...

A different take on mill rehab

The smart growth crowd extols the virtues of mixed-use redevelopment of blighted urban, industrial landscapes. And with good reason. Properties that have been redeveloped...

End the CRMC controversy now

When will these people give up? The R.I. General Assembly keeps pushing to break down the separation-of-powers constitutional amendment that was designed to remove...

Historic credit too successful to cap

Gov. Donald L. Carcieri recognizes that the historic preservation tax credits are a good deal for the state, despite the up-front cost. But...

Providence is No. 1 in our hearts, Forbes

Benchmarking is a powerful tool. If used well, it can help a company steer itself back to profitability. But then there’s the recreational sport...

Navy presence in R.I. set for healthy growth

Two billion dollars is a lot of money. But that is just how big an annual impact the U.S. Navy’s operations have on Rhode...

Balancing budget is key to job creation

Last week, Foxwoods Resort Casino put out a call for more than 3,000 employees, and Mohegan Sun will soon be looking for 800 more. The...

STAC grants give hope for a brighter future

The present state of the economy – with a slide towards recession and a staggering state budget deficit – leaves little room for optimism....

R.I. artists are engines for growth

A key component of the Providence renaissance has been the sweat equity that the region’s artistic community has put into settling and slowly rehabilitating...
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