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THE BOSTON COLLEGE men's hockey team celebrates an overtime win March 31 over Quinnipiac University in the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Tournament at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. The hockey regional brought in $1.9 million in economic impact to the area. / COURTESY BOSTON COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY

NCAA hockey tourney, despite challenges, brought in $1.9M in economic impact

PROVIDENCE – Although hotel performance was weaker than what Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau officials hoped for on March 29-31, hockey “March Madness”...
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In a typical year, WaterFire Providence attracts between 60,000 and 100,000 for each river lighting in the capital city. Visitors fill local restaurants and...
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Five Questions: J.L. “Lynn” Singleton

J.L. ‘Lynn’ Singleton | President, Providence Performing Arts Center 1. “Hamilton” at the Providence Performing Arts Center drew 73,000 people into Providence during the...

Providence ‘Hamilton’ performances draw 73K attendees, $3.5M in direct spendin

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 73,000 theatergoers saw “Hamilton” during its three-week run at the Providence Performing Arts Center in July and August, making the musical...
THE NAVAL UNDERSEA Warfare Center Divison Newport spent $1.1 billion in 2018, including $352.2 million on payroll and $287.8 million on contracts to Rhode Island-based businesses. / COURTESY NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION NEWPORT

NUWC budget $1.1B in 2018

NEWPORT – Total funding for the program at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport was $1.1 billion in 2018, including $926.6 million spent...
A REPORT from the American Clinical Laboratory Association said that in 2018, the clinical laboratory industry had a direct economic impact of $191.3 million.

Report: Clinical laboratories sector has $191.3M direct economic impact in 2018

PROVIDENCE – The clinical laboratories sector had a $191.3 million direct economic impact in Rhode Island in 2018, according to a new report from...
GOOGLE estimated that its advertising programs accounted for $398 million in economic activity in Rhode Island in 2018, including ads bought, placed and donated, as a result of the company's web search results. / COURTESY GOOGLE

Google: Ads, search generate $398M in R.I. economic activity in 2018

PROVIDENCE – Google LLC estimated in a report published Monday that it accounted for $398 million in economic activity for Rhode Island businesses, website...

PBN on WJAR-TV, March 25, 2019

The nation’s third-oldest zoo has grand expansion plans. Can it raise the $60 million needed to get there? Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...

Marine trades pull weight and more

A new report estimates that the total impact of the marine trades in Rhode Island was about $4.6 billion in 2016, or roughly 8...
ECONOMIC BOOST: Crowds gather for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport in May 2015. According to an economic-impact report by Newport-based Performance Research, the race generated $47.7 million in total economic impact, including $32.2 million in spectator and organizational spending.  / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/
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PBN on WJAR-TV, April 23, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
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