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BUSINESS EXPANSION: Thomas Hoagland, executive director of the Providence Business Loan Fund, speaks with Kathy Cosentino, assistant director for business development. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Thomas Hoagland

5Q: Thomas Hoagland | Executive director, Providence Business Loan Fund1. How many active loans does PBLF have, and what are they worth collectively?...

Stopping rising inequality

Almost 10 years after the Great Recession ended, the growing threat of a new economic slowdown raises a troubling question: When the next recession...

North Providence mayor receives Burlingame Award

CHARLES A. LOMBARDI, mayor of North Providence, was recently presented the Barbara Burlingame Award from the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce during the...
PRIMARY INVESTMENT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made investments in people, such as through the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, a signature of her administration. Above, Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers learn how industrial systems handle liquids at the Westerly Education Center.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

As always, it’s all about people when it comes to the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo understands that the best and most long-lasting investment is in people. From the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, to Rhode...

Ruggerio plan a jump-start to progress?

What to do when local concerns stand in the way of a bigger picture?Such is the case of Hope Point tower, which is expected...

National Grid files to redact pricing info, proprietary market projections in...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has filed a petition with the R.I. Public Utilities Commission to redact from public disclosure several responses related...
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, providing welcoming remarks at Thursday's Economic Outlook Breakfast, said her job in her second term will be to help sustain the economic momentum Rhode Island has been experiencing. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Economic Outlook Breakfast portends economic renaissance – and another Super Bowl...

PROVIDENCE – Those at Thursday’s Economic Outlook Breakfast by Santander Bank and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce may have come away thinking that...

2 additional developers to present plans for Parcel 28 in I-195...

PROVIDENCE – Two development teams are expected to present plans next week for a parcel in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District.Representatives of Post Road...

Hotel Hive developer seeks 20-year phase-in for property taxes

PROVIDENCE – The Hotel Hive Providence, the proposed $39 million reuse of two vacant downtown buildings – including the early 1900s Providence Journal offices...

Senate bill would require a surety bond for tax credits

PROVIDENCE – A Cranston legislator has introduced a bill that would require developers who receive state tax credits to provide a surety bond that...
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