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Freetown courts Sam Adams, with state aid

The world wants more Samuel Adams beer, and the Boston Beer Co. is looking for ways to meet the demand. For the people of...

Middleboro see casino in its cards

A casino in his town of Middleboro, Mass., may be inevitable, says Board of Selectmen Chairman Wayne C. Perkins. So in his view, the...

A wind powerhouse in Attleboro?

Taking on a major obstacle to mass adoption of wind energy, a startup company based in Attleboro is working to develop a system that...

Good fences make good business

Kenneth Brown was a salesman supporting a family when he decided to start installing fences as a side job on weekends. In 1981, when...

Sound Session creator aims <br>for international renown

Providence leaders have come to recognize the arts as an important economic engine for the city. One key player in raising the arts community’s...
DANIEL KAMMAN makes jewelry out of industrial components. He has his studio in the Ropeworks Building, a repurposed industrial space devoted entirely to artists. /

Betting on the arts to revitalize the city

Lori Bradley recognizes the impact the creative economy is making in New Bedford. As a ceramics/mixed-media artist and as part owner of a six-artist cooperative...
NEW MARKETS credits helped finance this child care facility in Woonsocket, slated to open in September. /

Tax credits promoting development

The vacant Hope Street School in Woonsocket’s Constitution Hill neighborhood used to be a major eyesore in an area that has been drawing new...
The $7.5 million restoration of the 1831 Aquidneck Mill Building will bring new life to Newport's Lower Thames St. /

IYRS breaks ground on mill restoration

Newport’s International Yacht Restoration School broke ground today on a $7.5 million restoration of the 1831 Aquidneck Mill Building. Originally built for use in...

Quonset CEO replaced by deputy

The R.I. Economic Development Corporation has announced that Geoff Grout, the CEO of the Quonset Development Corporation, has departed. His duties will be assumed...

New England homes show energy leadership

BOSTON - New England states were among the leaders in building new single-family homes that earn the government’s Energy Star rating for energy efficiency,...
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