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THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. Board of Directors voted 7-0 on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to give High Rock Development LLC $15 million in tax credits through the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit Program and $5.7 million from the First Wave Closing Fund as part of the $223.1 million financing package for the redevelopment of the Industrial Trust Co. building at 111 Westminster St. / PBN PHOTO/
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R.I. Commerce board approves $21M in ‘Superman’ building financing

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors voted 7-0 on Wednesday to approve nearly $21 million in state incentives as part of...

Employee housing proposal sparks thoughts of mill villages

RICHMOND – Warren Fry’s housing situation became a nightmare when a pesky neighbor caused him to move out of his apartment in Westerly where...

BLS: 16,000 R.I. workers quit in November, up 60% year over...

PROVIDENCE - Anthony Tarro doesn’t have to wrack his brain to recall the last time a worker quit. It was five days ago  - a...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND is seeking to increase the charges customers pay for to help fund its energy efficiency programs this year. The proposed 2022 Energy Efficiency Plan will be voted on by the R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

National Grid eyes hike in charges to pay for energy efficiency...

PROVIDENCE – Record demand for National Grid energy home weatherization services created budget overruns which may, in turn, drive up the fees customers pay...

RIMA, Toray Plastics to tackle labor shortage by driving people to...

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Toray Plastics America Inc. is growing thanks to increased demand for its products but there's a problem that many other employers...

Study finds R.I. manufacturing disproportionately affected by COVID-19 clusters

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing had the highest rate of COVID-19 workplace clusters in Rhode Island outside of health, congregate care and education settings, according to...
ASSEMBLY LINE: Machine operator Yahalra Santiago, left, helps Hache Diaz pack soap at Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick. Bradford CEO and President Stuart Benton says the company has had difficulty filling available positions due to a lack of skilled labor in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stronger, eager to grow

The flexibility required of Rhode Island manufacturers to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has made many of them stronger, says Kathie Mahoney, center...

With R.I. manufacturing jobs on the rise, employers seek skilled workers

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island manufacturing sector reported its largest month-over-month job increase in over a year in July, though some local employers are...

Governor’s panel tackles workforce issues

PROVIDENCE – Issues associated with Rhode Island's workforce were discussed during Gov. Daniel J. McKee's weekly R.I. 2030: Community Conversations event on Thursday. A panel...

Business community mixed on whistleblower legislation

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island business community has mixed feelings about passage of state legislation that provides protections for immigrant workers who report misconduct...

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