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GRAND PLAN: Scott A. Gibbs’ career in economic development has spanned nearly four decades. He leans on the experience as president of the self-funded, nonprofit Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island.
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Scott A. Gibbs, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner SCOTT A. GIBBS | President, Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island AS A SOPHOMORE at Wabash College, Scott A....
TECH INCUBATOR: Innovate Newport Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tuni Schartner gives a tour of the former Sheffield School on Broadway in Newport, which will serve as the location of Innovate Newport. The business incubator will house small companies, startups and entrepreneurs in the fields of marine and environmental technology, cybersecurity and renewable energy.
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Can a new business incubator keep a bigger slice of Navy...

For years, community leaders in Newport have watched as the nearby Naval ­Undersea Warfare Center has farmed out billions of dollars in contracts to...

Schartner hired as Innovate Newport entrepreneurship director

NEWPORT – Tuni Schartner, owner of business-growth advisory firm TS Consulting, was hired as director of entrepreneurship and innovation with Innovate Newport. Innovate Newport is...

Gibbs appointed interim economic development director in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced recently that Scott A. Gibbs has been appointed interim director of economic development. The appointment is meant to enhance...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO will speak at the Jan. 5 groundbreaking ceremony for Innovate Newport, the creation of a $7.1 million innovation hub at the former Sheffield Elementary School in Newport. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo to speak at Innovate Newport groundbreaking

Editor's note: Due to the impending storm, this event has been postponed. A new date has not yet been set. NEWPORT – Gov. Gina M....
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