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Concordia Fibers Commingled Hybrid Fiber

THE STORY: Coventry-based Concordia Fibers celebrates its centennial in 2020, but the products it makes today are a far cry from the silk yarn...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors will consider a Network Matching Grant for the New England Medical Innovation Center, along with three Innovation Vouchers and other proposals when it meets Monday night.

Commerce to consider new grants and vouchers for R.I. companies

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider decisions on incentives, grants and innovation vouchers...

Davies celebrates opening of new advanced-manufacturing center

LINCOLN – William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School held a ribbon-cutting celebration to open the school’s new advanced-manufacturing center on Aug....

The creativity ABCs

Creativity fuels innovation, and innovation is essential to business. So, I’m sharing my thoughts on creativity, yet I’m using one of my favorite formulas:...
AN ECONOMIC MACHINE: The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, located in Middletown and Newport, has a yearly impact on the region of more than $1 billion.
 / COURTESY NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER

As NUWC celebrates birthday, R.I. can appreciate its role here

Two things stand out about the Naval Under­sea Warfare Center Division Newport. One is its scale. The 180-acre complex in Middletown and Newport employs nearly...

Cambridge Innovation Center Providence opens

PROVIDENCE – The local expansion of the Cambridge Innovation Center, called CIC Providence, has opened in the Wexford Science & Technology building. The structure...

Warwick, East Providence Boys & Girls Clubs get Cox innovation labs

WARWICK – Boys & Girls Club facilities in Warwick and East Providence have launched innovation labs featuring equipment such as virtual reality headsets and...
TEXTRON is considering "strategic alternatives" for its Kautex business unit that could involve a sale, spinning the segment out or another type of transaction.

Textron looking at transaction possibilities for Kautex segment

PROVIDENCE – Textron Inc. is considering “strategic alternatives” for its Kautex business unit, the company announced Monday. Potential plans for the Bonn, Germany-headquartered business segment...
VIRTUAL ­COMPANY: Leonora Valvo, founder and director of Warren-based Swoogo, coordinates a videoconference staff meeting from her ­computer.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

An education steeped in real-world challenges

“Often we fall in love with our own ideas,” noted Swoogo founder Leonora Valvo. “We need to spend the time to make others fall...

Sometimes ‘No’ is the right word

Thanks to the Boston Globe, Rhode Island knows that TriMark, the nation’s largest restaurant supply company, has decided not to move its headquarters to...

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