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STAYING PUT: Adam Anderson, owner of landscape architecture firm Design Under Sky and a Wavemaker fellow, stands near the remnants of his “10,000 Suns” sunflower installation in Providence. Anderson is still paying off his student loans and says the Wavemaker program is one of the factors that kept him in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

STEM-ing the flow: Is R.I.’s Wavemaker program reducing ‘brain drain’?

Architectural designer Kaitlin DeGregorio was weighing a job offer in New York 2½ years ago when she instead made a commitment to a construction...

Battle looms over R.I. nursing home bill

State legislation that would hike pay rates for certified nursing assistants, would require nursing home caregivers to spend more time with each resident and...

Legislative impact on business

Do you think the General Assembly is doing enough to support Rhode Island-based businesses? No: 100% Yes: 0% What legislation should the state focus on to aid...
STEADY GROWTH: Nancy Parker Wilson, owner of Greenvale Vineyard in Portsmouth, with her son Bill Wilson, the operations manager. Parker Wilson says the vineyard has seen steady growth in its seasonal tasting and events business, a function of increasing interest in agritourism and the “eat local” movement. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

PBN survey: In election year, more R.I. companies say no to...

Rhode Island businesspeople have revived their optimism about the future of the state economy, but they appear reluctant to back up their improved outlook...

The art of being resourceful

Are resources the lifeblood of your company’s operation? Yes: 67% No: 17% Somewhat: 17% What resources do you utilize for your business? (Select any that apply) Information and/or data:...
Amy E. Stratton

Mergers and acquisitions for mom and pop

While splashy headlines tout the success of midsized mergers and acquisitions throughout New England, Rhode Island small businesses are sharing the recent M&A boom....

Old folks have all the top jobs, and it’s not good...

Why so many of America’s best and brightest college graduates go into management consulting, finance or law school is a perennial question. There are...

Winter blues

Does the wintry weather impact your company’s operation negatively? No: 66.7% Yes: 33.3% In what ways does the winter weather hamper your company’s operation? (Select any that...
LIFESPAN AND COASTAL MEDICAL announced Thursday that they have signed a letter of intent to pursue an affiliation. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Lifespan, Coastal Medical announce plan to join forces to expand health...

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp., the state's largest hospital system, is in the process of affiliating with Coastal Medical Inc., a large primary care practice...
ADJUSTMENTS: Donna Murray, left, assistant director of labor market information at the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, goes over changes to Rhode Island’s unemployment and temporary disability insurance tax laws with Margaux Fontaine. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

R.I. makes changes to unemployment, TDI taxes

Many Rhode Island employers could see a reduction in the amount of unemployment insurance tax they pay, while employees are on the hook for...
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