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At The Business Development Co. since 1995, Peter Dorsey manages its loan portfolio of about 40 companies. He also served as a founder and executive director of the Cherrystone Angel Group, Rhode Island’s first angel investment group. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Objectivity, humility and connection needed for success

Peter C. Dorsey Jr. | The Business Development Co. presidentSuccessful companies are essential to driving the rising tide needed to float all boats. Large...

Textiles are still vital to R.I. economy

On Feb. 11, the Ocean State showed the textile industry a little love, holding its first Academic & Textile Industry Networking Fair.Included in its...
EMPLOYMENT IN PROVIDENCE and Kent Counties increased 0.7 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively, from the third quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Employment in Providence County increased 0.7% in 2018 Q3

PROVIDENCE - Employment in Providence County increased 0.7 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2018 to 290,300 jobs, according to the...
Four years ago, Renaud Megard left behind a travel-heavy, corporate job and bought Nameplates for Industry. He hasn’t looked back, balancing more time with his family and building a small business. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

By creating a path to success, workforce issues can be solved

Renaud Megard | NFI LLC president and CEOThroughout my career in various industries, the biggest challenges I have faced have come from finding the...

Infosys arrives full of optimism

Providence got a glimpse of a potential future recently, with the official opening of Infosys Ltd.’s Providence Design and Innovation Center.Attended by a full...

Seeing future a difficult feat in good times, much less now

The latest installment of Providence Business News’ biannual Business Survey, like all its predecessors, gives readers a lot to chew on.First, the survey unequivocally...
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI

Have the tariffs on imported solar panels been worth it?

When the Trump administration put tariffs on imported solar panels (mainly from China), the solar power industry expected that it would suffer as a...
THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING is looking for potential employer partners for its Real Jobs Rhode Island workforce development program.

DLT seeking Real Jobs R.I. partners

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is seeking employer partners for the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, the department announced Monday...

Correctional officer overtime fuels spike in state workers making $100K or...

PROVIDENCE – The number of state workers who made $100,000 or more increased 21 percent over three years, to 2,336 in 2018 from 1,936...
Since establishing Case Snow Management in 2009, Jason Case has led the company through a decade of growth, earning recognitions on PBN’s 2015, 2016 and 2018 Fastest Growing Companies lists.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Growth requires a strong foundation, starting with people

Jason Case | Case Snow Management Inc. president and CEOAs a snow-management company, there are countless critical elements to our operation – from an...
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