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ONE OF NUMEROUS surface parking lots in downtown Providence is located next to the Arcade and across from the Industrial Trust Co. Building on Westminister Street. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Many argue lack of downtown parking not the problem it once...

A longtime concern of visitors to downtown Providence – the lack of parking – has become a less-pressing issue as the city is still...

Business groups seek steeper cut in tax penalty interest rate

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee has proposed cutting the interest rate on delinquent taxes owed to the state of Rhode Island from 18%...
AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.

As public comment on Lifespan-CNE merger begins, mixed reaction in business...

PROVIDENCE – Members of the public can weigh in on the proposed merger of Care New England Health System and Lifespan Corp. at the...

Lack of demand for small-business grant program creates questions about outreach,...

PROVIDENCE – If every little bit helps for suffering small businesses, you’d think $2,500 would have companies lining up in droves. But in the three...

Is R.I. vaccine ‘smart card’ needed?

Whether it’s called a vaccine passport or a vaccine smart card, the 401Health cellphone app, a COVID-19 vaccination verification tool, needs to remain optional,...

Where’s Rhode Island’s economy heading?

Bringing Rhode Island’s economy back to pre-COVID-19 levels will take an ongoing commitment into the new year from business, government and community leaders to...
WORKING TOGETHER: Panelists discuss the ways government and businesses in Rhode Island can work hand in hand to increase access to funds and develop a larger talent pool for various industries during a virtual conversation moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, center, and Mark S. Murphy, top left. Clockwise from the top middle are: Eric M. Shorr, Michael E. McKelvy, Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, Marcela Betancur, Chris Parisi and Betty Robson.

Call to arms for government, businesses

On the occasion of Providence Business News’ 35th anniversary, six business and community leaders joined in a virtual discussion on Rhode Island’s economy –...

Less than 5% of money spent from Providence COVID small-business grant...

PROVIDENCE – Five weeks after the city launched a new grant program for small businesses impacted by the pandemic, more than 95% of the...

Groups call for timely distribution of funds from R.I.’s ARPA allocation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s businesses and organizations are calling on Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the state's legislative leaders to allocate a portion of...

Governor’s panel discusses strategies for aiding state’s small businesses

PROVIDENCE – A panel of business leaders discussed potential strategies aimed at aiding the state's small businesses on Facebook live on Thursday. The discussion was...
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