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Quonset Business Park announces total employment has grown to 14K-plus jobs

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Fifteen months after the business park hit 13,000 jobs, the Quonset Development Corp. on Tuesday announced that the park has hit...

Is transparency of open records legislation too taxing for R.I. officials?

An effort afoot to strengthen the state’s 45-year-old Access to Public Records Act has rekindled public debate over what the citizenry has a “right...

R.I. Site Readiness Program has $1.4M to spend; April 19 deadline...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series focused on questions from Providence Business News readers for R.I. Commerce Corp. Secretary Elizabeth...
R.I. COMMERCE CORP. on Wednesday launched its new "All That" tourism campaign. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

R.I.’s new tourism campaign showcases state as ‘All That’

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is all people, all cuisine, all outdoors, all history, say state tourism leaders. And a new statewide tourism slogan that's been...
TALKING IT OUT: R.I. Commerce Secretary Elizabeth M. Tanner, second from left, discusses the state’s economic picture at Providence Business News’ Economic Trends Summit on Jan. 24 at the Providence Marriott. Also participating in the panel discussion is, from left, William C. Tsonos, Bank Rhode Island CEO and president; Thomas Sweeney, owner and principal of Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal; Marianne Raimondo, dean of the Rhode Island College School of Business; and Kristen Adamo, president of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. The discussion was moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, far right. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Panel: ‘The hard part is figuring out what’s next’

A benefit of living in a state with the population of a large American city is its accessibility. What in New York or Los...
R.I. COMMERCE SECRETARY Elizabeth M. Tanner, second from left, discusses the state's economic picture at Providence Business News' Economic Trends Summit on Wednesday morning at the Providence Marriott. Also participating in the panel discussion is, from left, William C. Tsonos, Bank Rhode Island CEO and president; Thomas Sweeney, owner and principal of Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal; Marianne Raimondo, dean of the Rhode Island College School of Business; and Kristen Adamo, president of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. The discussion was moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, far right. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit: A soft landing for economy that’s still ‘fragile underneath’

PROVIDENCE – The likelihood of a recession, once thought inevitable, will be forestalled or fail to materialize, at least within the next 12 to...
MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE attended Providence Business News' 2024 Book of Lists Premier Event on Thursday at the Graduate Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN debuts 2024 Book of Lists

PROVIDENCE – More than 200 business and nonprofit representatives spent Thursday evening at the Graduate Providence networking with one another, as well as obtaining...

Ocean Tech Hub seeking project concept proposals

PROVIDENCE – A federally designated blue tech hub encompassing Rhode Island and Massachusetts has issued its first call for ocean technology projects. The Ocean Tech...

R.I. business leaders launch coalition to support underserved entrepreneurs

EAST PROVIDENCE – When Sterling Spellman and her husband, Russell, launched Incred-A-Bowl Food Co. in 2013, they started with a $25,000 loan from R.I....
COFFEE TALK: David Levesque, owner of Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse LLC, speaks with customer Jenna Shehadeh at the Brewed ­Awakenings Johnston location. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.’s dreary business-climate rep proving tough to shake

David Levesque says he’s ready to expand his coffee shop business, but he cringes at the thought of what he’ll have to go through...
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