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FERTILE GROUND: Kenny Hsieh started his own solar-panel installation company after he realized Rhode Island is fertile ground for solar-energy businesses.
 / COURTESY KENNY HSIEH

Incentives spur Ocean State Clean Energy business

Kenny Hsieh hopes to cash in on Rhode Island’s burgeoning clean-energy industry. So far, he’s making a go of it, with some help from...

At Cintas, employees are partners in health

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #4. Cintas Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Scott D. Farmer Number of employees: 40,000Employees are more than just workers at uniform-maker...
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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...
INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...

Off the beaten path

Does your company host retreats? Yes: 50% No: 50%How do you build excitement for these retreats? Seek employee input to structure/plan: 100% Incorporate leisure/dining activities: 0% Create incentives to...
SELLING R.I.: Jesse Saglio, right, the new president and chief operating officer of R.I. Commerce Corp. at a recent public meeting of the agency’s board. He says Commerce will step up its focus on helping local and small businesses this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New Commerce RI President Jesse Saglio promises ‘more of the same’...

Since October 2015, Jesse Saglio, 46, has been a key behind-the-scenes player at R.I. Commerce Corp., most recently serving as managing director and head...

Amazon sweepstakes can help losers

The saga of Amazon.com Inc.’s search for a home for its second headquarters continues. The online retail giant recently announced that it has narrowed...

Who can accommodate Amazon?

Which cities will lead the economy of tomorrow? And who will decide? Often, it’s an amorphous mass of companies and people over time, drifting...
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