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Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality industry fears loss of seasonal labor

The National Hotel on Block Island got only five employees from other countries to work seasonally on H-2B visas this year. But next year,...
SCOTT WOLF, executive director of Grow Smart Rhode Island, speaks at a press conference on the historic tax credit at Hope Artiste Village last week. /

Tax credit program paying off, say its supporters

Few in Rhode Island would question that the state’s historic preservation investment tax credit has fostered development. There are so many concrete examples, from...

GTECH parent records $94.4M six-month profit

PROVIDENCE – Rome-based Lottomatica S.p.A., owner of GTECH Corp., last week reported a profit of $94.4 million for the first half of 2007, compared...

Breathing life into Main Street

State leaders and smart-growth advocates have been pushing for Rhode Island to revitalize its urban cores, bringing in residents as well as businesses, and...

GTECH parent posts first-half profit of $94.4M

ROME and PROVIDENCE – Lottomatica S.p.A. and wholly-owned subsidiary GTECH Corp. posted a first-half profit of $94.4 million (€68.1 million), compared with $44.2...

R.I. Local Food Fest raises $35,000 for local growers

Newport Restaurant Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corp., says its inaugural Rhode Island Local Food Fest – held at the group’s Castle...
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Renaissance brings local arts scene closer to guests

Walking into the small room next to the Renaissance Providence Hotel’s front desk, the first things you see are locally designed Providence T-shirts and...
AT PROMET MARINE, a worker is dwarfed by vessels at the yard. The company is one of several along the waterfront that are concerned about proposed zoning changes. /

Businesses fighting for the waterfront

Eight water-dependent companies last week announced they have formed an alliance to oppose a plan to “gentrify” the Allens Avenue industrial corridor through rezoning. “Providence...
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Retail and food-service sales rise 0.3%

WASHINGTON – U.S. retail and food-service sales in August rose 0.3 percent compared with July to $377.6 billion, or 3.7 percent above their August...

New group aims to defend industrial waterfront

PROVIDENCE – Eight water-dependent businesses along the Allens Avenue industrial corridor today announced the formation of an alliance against what they say is an...
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