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R.I. COMMERCE CORP. launched a new small business hotline number, (401) 521-HELP, to make it easier for local businesses to contact the agency and to raise awareness about the services it offers. Commerce RI is also launching an ad campaign to promote the hotline, such as the print ad above, that will run through June. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI launches small business hotline, ad campaign

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. launched a new small business hotline number Monday, (401) 521-HELP (401-521-4357) designed to make it easier for small...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO AREA posted slow but steady growth in all three categories of the Brooking's Institution's Inclusive Growth Index between 2015 and 2016, just one of 11 metros to do so in that time frame. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Report: Providence metro posts all-around improvement on Inclusive Growth Index

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 71 among the 100 largest metros in the nation for economic growth from 2015 to...
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Despite showing robust overall economic growth, many of the core measures of Rhode Island’s economic health lag U.S. growth in the first three years of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration. / Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Mixed messages through Raimondo’s term

Now in her fourth year as the state’s chief executive, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is looking at running for re-election. So it seems as...
WHILE THE R.I. SENATE has passed legislation that creates the financing framework for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the House has yet to give an indication that it will vote on the deal to build the Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Grebien: Performing arts center being considered for Ballpark at Slater Mill...

PAWTUCKET – There are ongoing discussions to incorporate a Pawtucket Performing Arts Center into the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox Ballpark at Slater Mill, Pawtucket...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has named Daniel P. McConaghy chairman of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and William Foulkes chairman of the Council on Post-Secondary Education. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Do you think Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is doing a good...

With nearly a year to go before the next election for governor, the contenders in the race are coming to the fore. Republicans House...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED announced a $126,607 grant to help first responders in Rhode Island be better prepared for hazardous materials emergencies. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED

R.I. receives $10.6M in community development grants

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $10.6 million in development grants, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed announced on Sept. 16.The federal aid comes in...
Sunset for the Pawsox? According to information from the PawSox, attendance last year was 528,355, ranking it 10th among the 30 AAA teams. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Would losing the PawSox to Worcester be an economic or psychological...

The Pawtucket Red Sox leadership recently took a trip to Worcester, Mass., to begin talks with the city about potentially moving the minor league...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick.The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick.The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
A new, 13-story apartment building over a parking lot at 169 Canal St. downtown has received approval for state incentives from the R.I. Commerce Corp./ COURTESY DBVW ARCHITECTS

Commerce RI approves $12.5M for new building, business incentives

PROVIDENCE — The state agency charged with attracting new business to Rhode Island agreed to award about $12.5 million in public incentives to three...
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