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NEARLY 300 members of the Rhode Island business community attended an economic-outlook breakfast in Providence/PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Rhode Island business leaders maintain bullish outlook on economy

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island business community remains largely optimistic about the state’s economic future, although a real-time survey taken Wednesday morning shows the...
A GOOD SALESMAN: Virgin Pulse’s decision to move its headquarters to Providence from Framingham, Mass., was instigated by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, who sold company executives on taking a look at the city to accommodate expansion plans.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence takes center stage in Virgin Pulse move and shines

In an interesting juxtaposition of Providence’s business past and future, Virgin Pulse CEO David Osborne took the opportunity of the Greater Providence Chamber of...

Providence Chamber celebrates past and future at annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – With 700 of Providence’s business leaders in attendance Monday evening at the R.I. Convention Center, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce kicked...

Unfinished General Assembly session leaves major business issues up in the...

The General Assembly’s abrupt ending to its legislative session left several bills in limbo, including most notably the $9.2 billion tax-and-spending plan for fiscal...
THE GARAGE 2017 will take place on May 16, and will focus on “Innovation for Rhode Island’s Future.” /COURTESY THE GARAGE

GPCC, Commerce host The Garage 2017, focusing on innovation

PROVIDENCE – The Garage 2017, a community-wide discussion taking place Tuesday, May 16, will focus on “Innovating for Rhode Island’s Future” according to a...
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, applauds during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday. House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. / BLOOMBERG / ANDREW HARRER

Will President Donald Trump’s policies help Rhode Island businesses?

The recent congressional breakfast hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce put in full view the contradictions of the new Trump administration. Chamber...
SOURCE: The Economic Progress Institute

Rhode Island bizs could lose under ACA repeal

While the national debate about the future of health care rages on in Washington, D.C., local employers are left to grapple with how repealing...

R.I. biz community divided on Trump policies

President Donald Trump continues to divide Rhode Island’s business community, which still largely expects him to buoy individual businesses, but remains skeptical about his...

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