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R.I. hotel industry projecting $107.8M less in business travel revenue in...

PROVIDENCE – A new report has found that Rhode Island’s hotel industry is projected to end the year with $107.8 million less revenue from...
FUTURE WORKFORCE? Rhode Island high school students participating in a career pathway program for offshore wind jobs ride in a boat circling a Block Island Wind Farm turbine. / COURTESY DOUG LEARNED/LUCKY DAWG PHOTOGRAPHY

If wind-energy jobs do come, state must be ready to fill...

After years of permitting delays and false starts, there’s again reason for optimism over the job prospects for wind energy in the Ocean State. A...
EASING IN: Gov. Daniel J. McKee supports letting the unemployed and underemployed ease back into the workforce, so they can continue to collect unemployment benefits while working part time. Several other states are moving to end supplemental weekly $300 payments to encourage more people to consider available jobs. / AP PHOTO/
PAUL SAKUMA

UI changes a Band-Aid for wounded R.I. job market

It’s surreal to think that after a more than yearlong pandemic and 450,000-plus COVID-19 unemployment filings in Rhode Island, that jobs would now be...

Raimondo: R.I. ‘in a good, stable place’

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo delivered what's expected to be her final State of the State address virtually on Wednesday, focusing mostly on...
PUMPING OUT PRODUCT: The Bosworth Co.’s machine shop supervisor, who asked not to be named, uses a drill press to tap holes into the aluminum body of the Guzzler diaphragm pump. CEO and President Douglas Reilly, not pictured, said the East Providence pump manufacturer saw an increased demand for the Guzzler, a small, foot-operated pump used in portable sinks and hand-wash stations, during the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding opportunity in a crisis

Coming into 2020, Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry was doing well, with many companies experiencing banner years. Hiring was active, so much so that the...

Change is coming at Metacomet

Development doesn’t always equal progress and prosperity, or the certain destruction of natural resources and residential neighborhoods. The truth is rarely so black and white....

What’s worse, the pandemic or the cure?

The coronavirus pandemic catapulted the country into one of the deepest recessions in U.S. history, leaving millions without jobs or health insurance. There is...
U.S. NONFARM PAYROLL employment increased 266,000 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to...

Uncertainty on trade stalls growth

The trade war between the United States and China has been felt by most Rhode Island manufacturers, though not all in the same way. Many...
SUPPORTING STARTUPS: Many business leaders are either looking for more support from state government or less regulatory hassles, according to the results of a PBN survey asking what would most help the state produce and keep more successful startups.
 / SOURCE: PBN RESEARCH/JAMES BESSETTE

Get more invested in growing, keeping successful startups

Rhode Island has a lot to offer startups, including great quality-of-life amenities and top-tier educational and support services. But the perception has always been that...

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