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Foam manufacturer to relocate HQ and manufacturing facilities to East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE – Future Foam Inc., an Iowa-based manufacturer of polyurethane foam products, will relocate its headquarters to East Providence, using incentives provided through...
Resh Inc., a manufacturer based in Franklin, Mass., plans to relocate to Woonsocket in 2021.

Resh Inc. identifies site in Woonsocket for move to R.I.

WOONSOCKET – Resh Inc., a manufacturing company that plans to move to Rhode Island from Massachusetts, will locate in a newly constructed building near...
FAR-FLUNG PANELISTS: Providence Business News’ Coronavirus Stimulus Program Summit took place online on April 16. The panelists were at separate locations during the event.

PBN coronavirus summit panel: Many do’s and don’ts in using stimulus...

Planning is crucial in business, and it has never been as difficult as it is now that the coronavirus pandemic has hammered the national...
MARK HAYWARD, director of the Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, was one of six panelists who participated in PBN's summit on coronvirus stimulus programs on Thursday.

PBN Summit: Experts grapple with uncertainty in coronavirus relief programs

How to get federal financial aid, how to spend the money properly and how to mop up after the money is gone or the...
RIGHT APPROACH? Unlike her predecessor, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made heavy use of tax incentives to grow business in the Ocean State. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI well-positioned to help state weather a recession

In her more than five years in office, Gov. Gina. M. Raimondo has transformed how the state approaches economic development, largely through a revamped...

R.I. lacks key data on minority businesses

People of color are underrepresented as business owners compared with their share of Rhode Island’s population, but getting a clear picture on the depth...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien

Donald R. Grebien | Mayor, Pawtucket 1. With the Pawtucket Red Sox leaving in 2021, do you feel the $400 million Tidewater Landing development...
MIXED-USE: Pictured in the rendering are an indoor sports center, a 200-room hotel and a conference center at the site of the former Apex building in Pawtucket as part of a $400 million mixed-use development by Fortuitous Partners. The project includes a 7,500-seat soccer stadium, which can be seen at the top right. / COURTESY NEW HARBOR GROUP

Developer behind $400M project in Pawtucket recruiting private investors

Brett Johnson is quickly becoming a household name in Pawtucket, thanks to his development company’s plans for a $400 million mixed-use project anchored by...

Big question in Pawtucket: What to do with McCoy Stadium?

Pawtucket and R.I. Commerce Corp. initially sought proposals for “McCoy Stadium and Pawtucket Downtown Development.” But the winning selection, Fortuitous Partners’ $400 million soccer...

How the GA-backed investment fund works

This is how the Small Business Development Fund, as approved by the General Assembly, would work: The state would issue up to $42 million in...

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