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Providence City Council gives first approval to revised TSA proposal

PROVIDENCE – Compromise legislation imposing wage standards for larger development projects that receive city tax breaks while exempting smaller-dollar projects received the initial green light...

Legal concerns may prompt revisions to Providence TSA reform

PROVIDENCE – Whether the city can legally set wage requirements for projects that receive property tax breaks has been called into question, prompting possible...
THE HOTEL HIVE PROVIDENCE project on Westminster Street is one of the projects that has received a tax break from the city. The development is on hold due to the pandemic, with the developer considering asking for an extension on deadlines in agreements with the city. / COURTESY ABDO DEVELOPMENT

Do proposed changes to city’s policy on tax breaks threaten development?

Tax breaks are one way the city of Providence has persuaded developers to build or rehabilitate properties, but a proposal to overhaul the terms...
IN DEMAND: In order to keep up with construction-worker demand, Gilbane Building Co. has raised the wage for new hires and hourly pay for summer interns. Pictured on a job site are Danielle Crafford, general superintendent, and Mitchell Sinnott, pipe fitter.
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Growing projects, added industries seeking workers leave construction pool thin

Four months after the state’s voting public approved two statewide and eight local bond measures investing hundreds of millions of dollars into Rhode Island...
CHANGING INDUSTRY: Cheryl Burrell, right, associate director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity in the R.I. Department of Administration, is heading the state’s efforts to further diversify the construction industry. At left are Dorinda Keene, assistant administrator of MBE, or minority business enterprise, and Elvys Ruiz, chief supplier to diversity officer.
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Diversity elusive in construction

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to changing that Born to immigrant families struggling to get by in Providence, Edwin A....

Twin River settled, but growing casino labor force likely to lead...

A strike by more than 330 unionized UNITE HERE! Local 26 food and beverage workers at Lincoln-based Twin River Casino unhappy with a company...

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