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R.I. shipyards chosen to build vessels for regional offshore wind projects

PROVIDENCE - Two Rhode Island shipyards have been selected to build the boats that will transport workers out to sea during construction and maintenance...

Retired QB-turned-entrepreneur Drew Brees shares how to use adversity to build...

Retired NFL quarterback Drew Brees says he always has been a positive person, so much so that his New Orleans Saints teammates used to...
STATE OFFICIALS introduced Wednesday the new $40 million statewide Rhode Island Ready economic development initiative designed to prepare sites to host new companies and bring new jobs to the state.

$40M Rhode Island Ready economic-development initiative unveiled

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over the last decade, Quonset Business Park’s site-readiness program has created more than 3,500 jobs and approximately $682 million in private...

Lack of demand for small-business grant program creates questions about outreach,...

PROVIDENCE – If every little bit helps for suffering small businesses, you’d think $2,500 would have companies lining up in droves. But in the three...

Butler & Messier Insurance Inc. acquires two Cranston-based insurers

PAWTUCKET - Butler & Messier Insurance Inc. has acquired two Cranston-based insurance agencies, expanding its services and footprint in Rhode Island. Butler & Messier, a...
DRIVEN TO SUCCEED: Kenneth Zorabedian, a former valet driver, is the owner of DASAP, a Providence business that partners with local restaurants to deliver orders to customers, while also providing valet parking services at multiple venues throughout the city. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Delivering food, parking cars with efficiency

Kenneth Zorabedian has always been a go-getter. As a child, he caught snakes and collected stray golf balls to sell to other kids in...

R.I., Mass. gas prices unchanged; 3 cents above national average

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island and Massachusetts remains unchanged from a week ago at $3.42 per...
Karina Holyoak Wood

Catalyzing the big power of small business

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) Five years ago, Jhonny Leyva, of Heroica Construction in Providence, was...

Less than 5% of money spent from Providence COVID small-business grant...

PROVIDENCE – Five weeks after the city launched a new grant program for small businesses impacted by the pandemic, more than 95% of the...

T.F. Green gets $14.8M federal grant

WARWICK – Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport has been awarded a $14.8 million federal grant that can be broadly used to boost...

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