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Providence business community still worried about bike lanes

It’s been more than a year since Providence installed a bike lane on South Water Street despite opposition from businesses, but it’s apparently done...

Gubernatorial candidates talk taxes, blue economy at business forum

WARWICK – A week before the Sept. 13 gubernatorial primaries, a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce survey showed that 70% of those polled already...

Efforts to unionize growing

Union membership had been on the decline during the pandemic but may suddenly be in the midst of a revival. A wave of self-organizing efforts...
RHODE ISLAND business leaders say the new recreational marijuana law provies enough protections for employers to create workplace drug policies suitable for their individual companies. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business community accepts R.I. cannabis act

After years of fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana use, many Rhode Island business leaders say they’re now satisfied with parts of the...

Trouble hiring? Embrace advancement opportunities, flexibility

PROVIDENCE – Over two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses continue to identify hiring and staff retention as a top issue. For information...

ARPA funding, education and employer needs among priorities at legislative forum

PROVIDENCE – Universal preschool, meeting business and workforce needs, and how Rhode Island should respond to other pandemic and climate change challenges were highlighted...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION would like to add a second platform and new track for an Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, but not everyone agrees that spending $247 million on it is wise. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Proposed $247M Amtrak station at Warwick airport draws mixed reaction

A proposed Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has public transit advocates and members of the business community divided over whether...
UNEASY FEELING: While Therese Sloane, a store leader for Ocean State Job Lot in North Kingstown, has gotten several raises during her time there, she is seeing expenses such as gas and utilities increase. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Economic forecast: Inflation putting squeeze on companies, workers

Daniel Shedd has always made it a point to offer competitive wages to the workers of his Warren manufacturing company, but what he used...

Treasury Secretary Yellen credits government stimulus programs for faster-than-expected recovery

PROVIDENCE – Six years and a devastating health and economic crisis separate U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s two addresses to the Greater Providence Chamber...

Hughes elected chair of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

PROVIDENCE – Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan L. Hughes has been elected as chair of the board of directors for the Greater...
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