Editorials

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...

In ‘green’ terms, the future is now

If 2007 was the year in which green became more than a color, then 2008 promises to be the year when green becomes the...

Are head winds gathering in R.I.?

It’s bad enough that NIMBYism has had its claws in the Cape Wind energy project for more than six years. And with U.S. Sen....

Small businesses deserve attention

At the second Rhode Island Economic Summit, organized by the state’s U.S. Small Business Administration office and the R.I. Small Business Development Center, the...

Pay as you go is the only bridge solution

No one is eager to start collecting tolls again on the Mount Hope Bridge. But in a state swimming in red ink and toll...

No matter the pain, layoffs must continue

Two separate stories in this week’s Providence Business News should help focus Rhode Island on the issue of the day. University of Rhode Island economist...

The issues are clear, now we need action

Although governing by poll can be dangerous, it is important in a democracy to understand the popular will. A recent poll conducted by Ocean...
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