Thursday, December 7, 2023



GOOD VIBES: Gov. Daniel J. McKee says he’s already begun delivering on his goal to improve the state’s business climate. 

Is Rhode Island ready to be more friendly to business?

With a former small-businessman in the governor’s office, the state has a chance to finally shed its long-standing image as a place that’s too...

State must link local tourism campaigns

After months of teasing an impending unveiling of a new statewide tourism campaign and tagline, R.I. Commerce Corp. has hired an Ohio-based firm to...
GROWTH ­POTENTIAL: Roger Williams University shellfish researchers, from left, assistant professor Hisham Abdelrahman, field operations manager Susanna Osinski and assistant Kristen Savastano, check aquaculture equipment near the school’s Bristol campus. 

Cleaner bay can help boost the state’s blue economy

The state says Narragansett Bay is the cleanest it has been in 150 years. For those who live around the bay and enjoy it...

Workforce challenges in health care

One of the biggest takeaways from PBN’s recent Fall Health Care Summit is that providers are still struggling to deal with a shortage of...

AI world requires new policies, plans

If the experts on artificial intelligence are to be believed, a tectonic shift has already begun in the business world akin to the Industrial...
VALUED: New bank branches are popping up around the state, including this Bank Rhode Island location on Oaklawn Avenue in ­Cranston. 

R.I. banks still see branches as best path to expansion

Digital banking may one day make brick-and-mortar banks hard to find, but don’t expect that anytime soon in Rhode Island. The number of bank branches...

Colleges must now prioritize apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are making a comeback. And Rhode Island has a chance to help lead the way in showing how they can be a more formal...
TRY THIS: Kelley McShane, right, co-owner of The Granny Squibb Co. LLC, and Tony Melo, who approves brands sold at Eastside Marketplace in Providence. 

Businesses are more confident but economy still a wild card

With recession fears fading, business owners are again feeling more hopeful, at least about their own prospects. That’s one of the biggest takeaways from this...

Rhode to Work open in R.I.

Where there is need, there is opportunity. For job seekers, that’s especially true in a host of local industries spotlighted in PBN’s inaugural Rhode to...

Family and the office

Is your company pet-friendly? Yes: 33% No: 33% Only under special circumstances: 33% Does your company allow children in the office? Yes: 50% No: 17% Only under special circumstances: 33% Does your...
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