Expectations for R.I. economy at new highs despite continuing, well-known challenges

CUTTING COSTS: Bardon's Water Services & Technologies President Thomas J. Lydon, with Angie Crockford, assistant project manager, at the company's East Greenwich facility. Lydon says he can only afford to hire someone at a lower salary and train them, rather than hire someone more experienced at a higher salary. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
CUTTING COSTS: Bardon's Water Services & Technologies President Thomas J. Lydon, with Angie Crockford, assistant project manager, at the company's East Greenwich facility. Lydon says he can only afford to hire someone at a lower salary and train them, rather than hire someone more experienced at a higher salary. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
The sun is once again beginning to shine on the Rhode Island economy. Results paint 2016 as a good year for Ocean State businesses, and projections for 2017 are positive, according to the Winter 2017 PBN Business Survey, with predicted growth and increased hiring expectations reported by most companies. More than three-quarters of respondents to…
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