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R.I. Commerce looking to hire tourism leader

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board unanimously approved the hiring of an executive search firm to fill "executive positions within the corporation," including its...

Tidewater Landing developer seeks state tax credits

PAWTUCKET – The developer behind a mixed-use, soccer stadium development along Pawtucket’s riverfront is seeking state tax credits to help pay for the estimated...

Tidewater Landing project agreement extended for a fifth time

PAWTUCKET – More than one year and five extensions after plans were announced to revitalize downtown Pawtucket with a waterfront, mixed-use development anchored by...
ROBERT TOTH, owner of Old Mountain Lanes Inc. in South Kingstown and operator of Walnut Hill Bowl in Woonsocket, will have to close his two bowling centers Nov. 30 as part of the state's two-week 'pause.' / PBN FILE PHOTO / ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Indoor-recreation businesses worried about upcoming ‘pause,’ mandated closures

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s two-week “pause” will go into effect in a week, and schools and businesses will be asked to operate at limited...
GOING IT ALONE: Katie Murano, a sole proprietor with a wedding photography business, has lost all of her 2020 jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has struggled to qualify for relief programs because of the structure of her business. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Getting aid a struggle for many sole proprietors

A sole proprietorship seemed like the best option when Katie Murano started her wedding photography business in January. Having previously owned an event-planning business as...

Tidewater Landing project partners extend financing agreement deadline

PAWTUCKET – Details of the public-private partnership that will fund the mixed-use, soccer stadium development proposed for the city's riverfront are set to be...

R.I. Commerce moving ahead on land purchase near Port of Providence

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. is moving ahead on the purchase of land to add to the Port of Providence, an effort authorized...

30% of Restore RI recipients seek additional funding under higher grant...

PROVIDENCE – Roughly 30% of the small businesses that received state grant funds to offset COVID-19 losses have applied for more money under recently...

Tourism needs R.I.’s full attention

The tourism sector is far too crucial to Rhode Island’s economy for it to get only partial attention from the state’s economic-development agency. But that’s...

R.I.’s top tourism job in limbo

Almost five months after the state’s top tourism official resigned, R.I. Commerce Corp.’s promotional efforts “haven’t skipped a beat,” according to the agency’s interim...
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