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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...

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/

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...
MAKING A SCENE: The Volvo Ocean Race brought hundreds of thousands to Newport and its environs in 2015. Rhode Island is about to be visited by the race once again in May, with at least as many visitors also expected.
Ainhoa Sanchez

Attracting events here is a key part of R.I.’s economic health

Within a few weeks, the Volvo Ocean Race will be making its only North American stop. It will be a nearly two-week sailing extravaganza,...
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