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LARGER SPACE: Edesia, a maker of food products for customers such as UNICEF that ship goods overseas to feed malnourished children, outgrew its original facility in Providence and made the move to the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown in 2016, opening an 83,000-square-foot, high-tech factory. From left, Executive Director Maria Kasparian, founder and CEO Navyn Salem and HMI Controller Jorge Campos work in the factory.
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How much growth is left at Quonset?

Steven J. King rolls up in a company-issued sport utility vehicle to a graveled construction site in a wooded area, at the end of...
RHODE ISLAND SENATE leaders introduced an economic development package of bills Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. Senate leaders introduce economic development bills

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Senate leaders introduced a package of bills aimed at improving economic development, education, housing availability and workforce development Wednesday, including...

Commerce RI approves incentives for Aloft Hotel, Custom & Miller Box

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved incentives for CV Properties LLC and Custom & Miller Box on Jan. 28.CV Properties...
THE COMMERCE RI Board of Directors approved incentives for CV Properties and its construction of the Aloft Hotel in the I-195 Innovation District. Above on the right, an initial rendering of the hotel. Commerce also approved incentives for the relocation and staff hiring at Custom & Miller Box and approved five innovation vouchers Monday. / COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

Commerce RI approves incentives for Aloft Hotel, Custom & Miller Box

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved incentives for CV Properties LLC and Custom & Miller Box, as well as Innovation...
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Five Questions With Sabina Matos

5Q: Sabina Matos | President, Providence City Council1. How will you encourage more widespread economic development across Providence neighborhoods? Successful economic development depends...
AT THE CENTER OF THE ACTION: The Providence rail station, the proposed center of an intermodal transit hub, is getting pushback on a number of fronts, despite the city’s need for improved public transportation infrastructure.
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Prov. transit projects should be supported, not undercut

A number of residential and commercial interests have filed suit to stop work on one piece of a series of projects aimed at improving...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Jan. 7, 2019

They're Back! Will new GA be same as old?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...

Marszalkowski to head Blackstone Valley economic-development commission

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Alex D. Marszalkowski, D-Cumberland, has been elected chairman of the special legislative study commission to encourage economic development within the Blackstone...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Dec. 31, 2018

2018 was good, but much to be doneEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the...
FUTURE OUTLOOK: Business and nonprofit leaders in Rhode Island meet with Providence Business News Editor Mark S. Murphy to discuss 2018 and where the state is headed. Starting at the head of the table, background, from left, clockwise: Murphy; Providence College Dean of the School of Business Sylvia Maxfield; VIBCO President Karl Wadensten; Washington Trust Bancorp President and Chief Operating Officer Mark K. W. Gim; Crossroads Rhode Island President and CEO Karen A. Santilli; Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer Michele B. Lederberg; and Gilbane Building Co. President and CEO Michael E. McKelvy.
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2018 was a good year, but much work is to come

On Dec. 14, Providence Business News Editor Mark S. Murphy sat down with six leaders of the Rhode Island business and nonprofit community to...
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