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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...
CARPIONATO GROUP has proposed a $100 million, mixed-use redevelopment of the Newport Grand site that would replace the former casino with hotels, apartments, office and retail space. / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP

Do you think the Carpionato Group’s plans to build a $100...

On July 23, the Carpionato Group proposed using the Newport Grand casino site for a $100 million mixed-use development, calling it “Newport North End.”...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. IS CONSIDERING UP TO $800,000 in Qualified Jobs Incentive tax credits for the data science firm Aretec Inc. to expand into Rhode Island.

Commerce to consider incentives for data science firm

PROVIDENCE – At a meeting scheduled for Monday evening, the R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors will consider incentives for Aretec Inc. to expand...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO cuts the ribbon for the recently completed Wexford Innovation Center in the I-195 Redevelopment District of Providence on Wednesday. From left: Brown University President Christina H. Paxson; I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Chairman Robert Davis; Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey; Brian Dacey, Cambridge Innovation Center; Mayor Jorge O. Elorza; Raimondo; Wexford Science and Technology CEO Jim Berens; Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor; and City Council President Sabina Matos. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Officials celebrate Wexford Innovation Center ribbon-cutting

PROVIDENCE – A ribbon-cutting for the Wexford Innovation Center was held Wednesday afternoon, officially marking the completion of the landmark I-195 Redevelopment District project. The...
Leslie Taito
Hope Global CEO
Leslie Taito has worn many executive hats in Rhode Island: chief of staff at Hope Global; director of regulatory reform at the R.I. Office of Management and Budget; and CEO of R.I. Manufacturing Extension Services, among others. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Allowing failure can lead to innovation

Leslie Taito | Hope Global CEO  Recently, a bright, young employee came to me with an idea to improve a long-standing manufacturing process. He described...
A FRESH BREEZE: With state approval of the power-purchase agreement for the Revolution Wind project, Rhode Island is one step closer to having a utility-scale wind farm to go along with the Block Island Wind Farm pictured above.
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NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

The future of energy starts now off Rhode Island’s shores

Nearly 11 years after Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and his administration chose Deepwater Wind to be the developer of Rhode Island’s first large-scale offshore...
THE R..I. COMMERCE Corp. will vote on three Innovation Vouchers Tuesday evening with a combined value of $131,403.

Commerce board to vote on three Innovation Vouchers Tuesday night

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors is expected to vote on the issuance of $131,403 in Innovation Vouchers to three companies...
THE LITTLE ROADY autonomous vehicle shuttle service will operate seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 pm. with 12 stops between Olneyville Square and Providence Station. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Providence autonomous shuttle service to open to public Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Little Roady autonomous vehicle pilot project will begin service in Providence Wednesday, the R.I. Department of Transportation said Tuesday. The shuttle...
KVH INDUSTRIES reported a $6.2 million loss in the first quarter. / COURTESY KVH INDUSTRIES

KVH Industries posts $6.2M loss in Q1

MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. reported a loss of $6.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, or 36 cents per diluted share. The...

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