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SHINING EXAMPLE: After decrying large corporate incentives,, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, left, came on board for a $1 million grant to Toray Plastics to build a solar power array backed by EDC Executive Director Keith W. Stokes, right. With the two at the unveiling of the array are Toray president and CEO, Richard Schlosser, second from left, R.I. Senate President M. Teressa Paiva Weed and URI President David M. Dooley.

Forging a new/old path on economic development

When Keith W. Stokes left the Newport Chamber of Commerce in early 2010 to take a temporary appointment as head of the R.I. Economic...
GATHERING FEEDBACK: Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has started holding meetings with local leaders, the business community and public-employee unions on a municipal-pension bill. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Mayors look to Assembly for relief

When Central Falls declared bankruptcy last year, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien knew those expecting the fiscal illness to spread to other communities in...
GINA M. Raimondo was running a Rhode Island venture-capital firm in Providence when the mother of two read with alarm that a growing fiscal crisis might force cutbacks in library hours and bus service in 2009. / COURTESY TREASURY OFFICE

Gina Raimondo math convinces Rhode Island of America’s prospects

BOSTON - Gina M. Raimondo was running a Rhode Island venture-capital firm in Providence when the mother of two read with alarm that a...
THERE was a woman running around barefoot with a huge sword killing putrid rats and men in armor at AS220 last night. / COURTESY 38 STUDIOS

38 Studios demo garners Geeks’ approval

PROVIDENCE – There was a woman running around barefoot with a huge sword killing putrid rats and men in armor at AS220 last night....
THE R.I. Economic Development Corporation made the final allotment of its $75 million loan guaranty to video game company 38 Studios LLC.

EDC makes final allotment to 38 Studios

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Economic Development Corporation made the final allotment of its $75 million loan guaranty to video game company 38 Studios LLC.The...
THE R.I. Economic Development Corporation said it helped create or retain at least 4,686 local jobs in its fiscal 2011 performance report.  / COURTESY R.I. EDC

EDC says it helped create or retain 4,700 local jobs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Economic Development Corporation said it helped create or retain at least 4,686 local jobs in its fiscal 2011 performance report.The...

38 Studios reveals pre-order items

PROVIDENCE – 38 Studios LLC, Curt Schilling’s video game company that recently relocated to downtown Providence, revealed on Sept. 15 the exclusive bonus items...

EDC weighs firms for guarantees

The R.I. Economic Development Corporation recently overhauled the controversial $125 million state loan-guarantee program that critics complained was too risky, but EDC board members...
STARTING IN OCTOBER, NEIT students in their third quarter of game development and simulation programming can specialize in game design or game development.  / COURTESY NEIT

NEIT helps R.I. video game industry grow

EAST GREENWICH – In the latest step to establish a video gaming industry hub in the Ocean State, the New England Technology Institute will...

City’s Empire district is filling up quickly

The Empire Street area in Providence felt a little ghostly at the end of last year. Health insurer Blue Cross & Blue Shield of...
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