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Restaurant is much more to patrons

The line of customers extends to the door, as orders are shouted for joloff rice, a side of cornbread and collard greens, spicy fish...

Immigrant startups are maturing in nature

It is a well-established pattern played out in every new wave of immigration – the first generation opens businesses to serve their countrymen. And...

With boost, primary care could deliver what’s needed

Rhode Islanders currently spend at least $5.8 billion on health care for individuals each year. Our state government shoulders between $1.7 billion and $2.1...

Hard work and luck help minority startups survive

Leslie Garcia could see a big problem developing shortly after she took ownership of East Bay Pizzeria in East Providence in August. When the former...
KEEPING IT LOCAL: FM Global, a $4.5 billion company based in Rhode Island, said it didn’t ask for any incentives to stay in the state. Pictured above is a rendering of the company’s planned new headquarters in Johnston. /

Quick and simple permitting helped FM Global stay

In late July, R.I. Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Saul Kaplan received a phone call from a top executive at FM Global. The business,...

Treading the waters

Next week, Providence Business News’ focus section will look at the marine industry in Rhode Island. Topics will range from regulations impacting the sector...
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Toll hikes could help pay for bridge repairs

The state agency that oversees the state’s two suspension bridges says it may be forced to raise tolls on the Pell Bridge – and...
BARBARA FIELDS, executive director of the Rhode Island Local Initiatives Support Corporation, speaks at a meeting this month of the Providence & Beyond group organized by New Commons.  /

Group inspires leaders to be agents for change

Fred Presley doubts he would have jump-started the successful drive to recall former Smithfield Town Council President Stephen G. Tocco last month without empowerment...
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Nonprofit aims to make R.I. a model for weight loss

Rhode Islanders have been losing the “battle of the bulge” for years, but the nonprofit program that has garnered a lot of attention...

Six groups to split $1.2M in grants

Six local agencies will receive $1.2 million to help eliminate childhood lead poisoning across Rhode Island, according to R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch...
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