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STATE OFFICIALS introduced Wednesday the new $40 million statewide Rhode Island Ready economic development initiative designed to prepare sites to host new companies and bring new jobs to the state.

$40M Rhode Island Ready economic-development initiative unveiled

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over the last decade, Quonset Business Park’s site-readiness program has created more than 3,500 jobs and approximately $682 million in private...
James A. Procaccianti

James A. Procaccianti

The Procaccianti name can be seen everywhere in Rhode Island if you look close enough. Procaccianti Cos. was the real estate developer behind the nine-story,...

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CORPORATION SELECTS LOUIS SILVA TO SUCCEED MARK COUSINEAU AS...

HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT – CIC Board of Directors has named Louis Silva to succeed Mark Cousineau as leader of the multi-state economic development lending organization....

Marsella Development Corp. to purchase Union Station’s lower floor; build food...

PROVIDENCE – Marsella Development Corp. had a hand in redeveloping Union Station more than three decades ago. Now, the company is working with the...
Niamh Perreault

Companies can win big by thinking small

I’m a huge fan of Rhode Island. Growing up in a small, close-knit part of the world such as Northern Ireland drew me to...
Kelly Nevins

Workforce can’t afford to lose more women

In March, I wrote about how COVID-19 is a gender and equity issue; pundits have coined the term “she-cession” in relation to the disproportionate...

The right way to attract business

As companies labor to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic, some businesses that feel hemmed in by local or statewide workplace safety mandates have...
Gary Sasse

COVID-19 will change how states compete for jobs

COVID-19 has triggered an economic contraction unlike any other. States that adopt a strategic vision to address the crisis will have a better chance...
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...
ROSS GITTELL has been named president of Bryant University. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University names Gittell president

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University’s longtime and outgoing president now has a successor. The private university announced Wednesday that Ross Gittell, the chancellor of the Community...

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