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Learn the power of optimism

Two hikers were camped out overnight in the mountains. A thunderous voice roused them from their sleep. The voice said, “This will be the...
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With labor force growth comes job growth, too

For a number of years, observers of the region’s ­economies have noted Rhode Island’s poorly performing labor force.Following the Great Recession, the number of...
NEW INCUBATOR: BioSci Labs is a newly created, combined workspace and incubator in Coventry. From left, standing, Elizabeth A. Stone, director of BioSci Labs; Krista A. Jarrell, investor; John D. Jarrell, president of Materials Science Associates and Biointerface Inc. Seated and working, front to rear, Jay Vincelli, director of Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis Lab; Michael A. Stone, director of Marine Research; Crystal M. Vogel, research assistant from Veterans Assembled Electronics. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Coventry wet labs give space to innovate

Creating a shared space where companies can make and test new products, with access to affordable, functioning laboratories, was the goal of BioSci Coventry...
Prior to being named CEO and president of Cooley Group in 2011, Daniel Dwight both worked at and led large companies, ranging from General Electric to Tatum to Kronos Advanced Technologies, all high-tech, growth enterprises. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


For Cooley, with collaboration comes faster success

Daniel Dwight | Cooley Group CEO and presidentOver the course of my 35-year career, I’ve learned collaboration is paramount to success – especially in...

Return to sprawl more about supply than demand

Getting new housing built in San Francisco is a famously difficult endeavor. The city is hemmed in by water on three sides, ran out...

Speaker’s car tax plan is a non-starter

“By 2020, seven out of 10 jobs in Rhode Island will require at least a credential or a degree beyond high school, but only...

Rhode Island must pursue revenue growth

Chicken Little and the elephant in the room: Is the revenue sky really falling?As we approach the end of the 2017 General Assembly, there...

Gebbia launches new line of adaptable office furniture

NEW YORK – Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founder and 2005 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, is using the skills he picked up studying...

DEM expands R.I. shellfishing opportunities

PROVIDENCE – Access to shellfishing areas has been expanded under the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s annual shellfish harvesting reclassification, DEM announced May 25.Among...

Innovation wave not a cure-all

Innovation, everybody hopes, will rescue the world from economic stagnation. I’m not so sure.The extent to which an innovation is significant depends on the...
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